Classifieds and Group Buys forum: Hosta of the year 2016

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Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Garden Ideas: Level 2
Feb 3, 2014 7:52 PM CST
The hosta of the year 2016 is Curly Fries and I will be happy to sell you some this summer.
Name: bleek

Charter ATP Member
Feb 3, 2014 9:57 PM CST
What's the cost?
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Garden Ideas: Level 2
Feb 4, 2014 4:45 AM CST
If they look good, $7 plus actual shipping.

I will have more for summer 2015.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Feb 9, 2014 10:22 AM CST
Do you have a nursery or sell privately? I'm a collector of hostas and I'm always looking for new ones for my gardens. I do have a few of those from a coop that I've been a member of for several years, but sales are dropping so this may be the last year for a chance at the great buys and new varieties coming out. Grumbling

Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Garden Ideas: Level 2
Feb 9, 2014 2:26 PM CST
I am a collector and I develop sports. I have bought a lot from QandZ, a wholesaler.
I grow the hostas for one or two years before I sell any. The very expensive ones I sell to those who know that the are rare and expensive. For example, Royal Mouse Ears.

I have a large display garden (shade to partial sun) covering almost half an acre. In late May I put up signs that I have potted hostas for sale, and people show up to buy. The signs usually come down mid June, but last summer I left it up until mid July, and even more people showed up. Many have been buying from me for about ten years.
I sold about 300 pots, $7 to $9 each.

I have never bought pots because people drop them off at my place, sometimes 40 or 50 at a time.

I start to decide on what has done well over the winter, and those are listed for sale. I usually have over 50 cultivars for sale.

As soon as I transfer my list, I will send you a copy.

For friends I charge $5, and I would do the same for ATP members.
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Garden Ideas: Level 2
Feb 9, 2014 3:24 PM CST
Rose, I sent you a tree mail with my hosta list.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Feb 9, 2014 3:59 PM CST
Is this a list of hosta for sale for 2014? or? I would be interested in seeing it, if it is for this year.
(Zone 7a)
Feb 12, 2014 6:42 PM CST
I would also be interested in your list Profesora.
Name: bleek

Charter ATP Member
Feb 12, 2014 7:34 PM CST
Mee too.....want to expand on my 300 varieties
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Garden Ideas: Level 2
Feb 12, 2014 8:23 PM CST
If a cultivar is not availble, I am sure you will understand.

Hostas 2013, will add more 2014

Abba Dabba Do
Abiqua Delight
Abiqua Drinking Gourd
Abiqua Recluse
Abraham Lincoln
Allegan Fog
Allen P. McConnell
Alligator Shoes
American Halo
Ani Machi
Ann Kulpa
Appletini, adult
Appletini, youth
August Beauty
Bette Davis Eyes
Big Daddy
Blaze of Glory
Blue Angel
Blue Cadet
Blue Jay
Blue Mouse Ears
Bobbie Sue
Buckshaw Blue
Carolina Sunshine
CharTruese Wiggles
Cheatin Heart
Cherry Berry
Chief Sitting Bull
Christmas Tree
Corn Belt
Corn Muffins
Cracker Crumbs
Curley Fries
Dark Star
Day's End
Designer Genes
Diamond Tiara
Diana Remembered
Dream Maker
Earth Angel
Elvis Lives
Empress Wu
Fall Dazzler
Fire and Ice
Fire Island
First Frost
Fragrant Bouquet
Frangrant Dream
Fried Bananas
Fried Green Tomatoes
Frosted Mouse Ears
Fujibotan, double flowers
Gay Blade
Gentle Spirit
George M Dallas
Gradnd Tiara
Graet Arrival
Graet Escape
Grand Prize
Green Mouse Ears
Green Sparkler
Guardian Angel
Hanky Panky
Happy Valley
Hosta Name
Illicit Affair
Independence Day
Island Charm
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Ivory Coast
Katie Q
Komodo Dragon
Krosa Regal
Lady Isobel Barnett
Lakeside Baby Face
Lakeside Cupid's Cup
Lakeside Cupid's Cup
Lakeside Misnight Miss
Laura and Darrell
Lemon Delight
Lemon Meringue
Liberty, adult
liberty, youth
Limey Lisa
London Fog
Mama Mia
Marilyn Monroe
Matallica Sheen
Mayan Moon
Millie's Memoirs
Miss Linda Smith
Mistress Mabel
Moonlight Sonata
Night Before Christmas
Olive Bailey Langdon
One Man's Treasure
Orange Marmalade
Oshima Silk
Pooh Bear
Prairie Dawn
Queen Josephine
Queen of Slip
Quilting Bee
Rainforest Sunrise
Red Neck Heaven
Red October
Regal Splendor
Rocky Mountain High
Royal Mouse Ears
Savannah Supreme
Sea Fire
Sherborne Swallow
Shiro Kabitan
Silver Bay
Silver Mine
Silver Mist
Silver Star
Simple Division
Sitting Pretty
Smiling Sailor
So Sweet
Spilt Milk
Spinach Souffle
Spring Fling
Squash Casserole
Squash Casserole
Stained Glass
Sugar and Spice
Sum and Substance
Sum Cup-o-Joe
Sum of All
Summer Breeze
Sweet Tater Pie
T Rex
Tea and Crumpets
The King
Thunder Boomer
Tiny Tears
Tonoko Tachi
Tot Tot
Tropical Dancer
Twist of Lime
Twisted Sister
Valentine Lace
Veronica Lake
Wave Runner
Wheaton Blue
Woodlan Elf
Wylde Green Cream

Aug 3, 2014 10:15 PM CST
Okay , I am really new here, looking to buy Empress Wu.Can anyone tell me what I have to do please?
Thanks Shel
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Garden Ideas: Level 2
Aug 4, 2014 10:08 AM CST
Shel, welcome to ATP, there are many members willing to share information.

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This plant is single crown, about three years old.

I will sell this for $26. including express shipping.

Let me know if you want it, and I will dig, clean, and ship by the end of the week, and you should have it by Tuesday.


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Aug 7, 2014 8:11 AM CST
Wow, Profesora, you have quite a long list. I'm really intrigued by the streaked hostas. Do you have any and how much would they cost? Small ones would be ok for me because I'll be moving within a year. Thank you in advance.
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Garden Ideas: Level 2
Aug 7, 2014 5:48 PM CST
Streaked hostas are fascinating and unreliable. The streaks are always changing and one summer they stabilize and they are no longer streaked, but rather, variegated. You have to constantly remove any growth that is not streaked.

Streaked hostas are so because their chromosomes are unstable. The top of the leaf has one set and the bottom has another set. This causes the variegation. While they are in flux, there are streaks.

Yes, I do have a few streaked: this summer.

Galaxy is streaked but I have more of the all green Galaxy.

Royal Mouse Ears is streaked. Price is $30 per crown, $50 retail.

Dream Maker is streaked and it becomes more so with age.

My own development, Jenn Ann, is streaked. There are three forms at this time.

I have a hosta that develops into many different variegations and streaks. This hosta grows better in a pot.

If you are willing to send me an annual report with stats and picture, I will send you a two crown plant for free.

Let me know,


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