Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hosta of the Day - 'Northern Exposure'

Hosta 'Northern Exposure' has large blue green leaves with a wide yellow margin that turns cream as summer progresses.  This is a sport of hosta 'Elegans' which can grow to be a giant.  The leaves also have a great corrugate texture to them, which makes them more slug resistant.  It can be used as a substitute for hosta 'Frances Williams' which burns easily in the sun.  Pair this one with green, gold, or variegated hostas.
Hosta 'Northern Exposure' 2009
Hosta 'Northern Exposure' 2011

1 comment:

Richard C. Lambert said...

Good food - the kind that comes from heirloom seeds and the sweat of your brow - is the secret to your good health and happy life. Really. details