For most strictly
landscape purposes (as opposed to hosta collections),
the primary design considerations are the plant's mature
size and the leaf color. We have over 12,900 hosta names
in our database and around 8,000 of those include
descriptions of these traits. To help in making a
selection of plants from this wide array of hostas, we
have created dozens of data retrieval pages based on a
number of size and color characteristics.
In terms of leaf color,
we have divided the options into the three base colors:
Green, Blue-Green and Yellow. Also included are lists of
the base colors by size plus three types of variegation:
Marginal, Medial (Center) and Streaked.