By: Jennifer LaMontagne-Horticulturist-Bloch’s Farm-Green Lake, WI
Hostas are hardy, versatile, easy to grow shade perennial plants that display an array of colors, sizes, textures and shapes. They make perfect accent plants or specimens, but many can also be used as groundcovers in the landscape.
These shade loving plants have leaves that range from thumbnail size to a foot wide. The leaf colors can range from green, blue, gold, and white, or mixed colors of variegation on the edge or center of the leaves. Flower colors range from lavender to white and many are fragrant. Hostas prefer shade but there are many varieties that can tolerate partial sun in the mornings. Hostas aren’t picky about soil but benefit from moist soil that has organic matter and is well drained. Here are a few of the many hostas that Bloch’s Farm has available. Stop by to grab your hostas today!
Big Daddy Hosta – Growing up to 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide, this late summer blooming hosta is stunning with its thick, cupped blue leaves and purple flowers. Pair with Coral bells, Astilbe, or Bleeding Heart to add beautiful contrast to your garden.
Blue Angel Hosta – This is one of the larger blue varieties of hosta, growing up to 2 ½ feet tall and 6 feet wide. Blue Angel would look amazing in your shade garden with its mounding silvery blue leaves and white flowers atop high stalks that bloom in the summer.
Angel Falls Hosta – This unique hosta has deeply veined leaves that are green around a crinkled edge with a lighter colored center. Angel Falls can grow to almost 2 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Lavender/pink flowers bloom in midsummer.
Mini Hostas – Staying as small as 5 inches tall and 13 inches wide, these miniature hostas are the perfect size to fill those small spaces in your garden. Flowers bloom in summer with leaf colors ranging from blue and green to variegated. Bloch’s Farm has these mini hostas available: Blue Mouse Ears, Mini Skirt, Mighty Mouse, School Muse, Sun Mouse, and Pandora’s Box.
Bloch’s Farm is open 8 am to 5 pm Monday – Saturday, and 10 am to 4 pm Sunday. We have a huge selection of hostas and other perennials, along with many trees and shrubs! Stop in today and our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you! Feel free to call 920-294-6000 or e-mail email@example.com with any questions. Don’t forget to visit our website online at www.blochsfarm.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Don’t miss out on this weekend’s sale! June 16th – June 18th: 20% Off All Native Perennials!