ViolaAnn said:Betsy - do you know about Hosta Virus X (HVX)? If not, please Google it and read carefully. You may have healthy plants from Walmart, but plants from there have a high incidence of HVX infection. The problem with HVX is that it can be in a plant and not show symptoms for several years or even ever for some varieties, but it can be spread to other healthy plants.
It is a wise idea to treat any new plant as potentially infected, but especially ones from box stores, many of which have no idea what HVX is. Meanwhile, it would be a good idea to grow the plants in pots for a season or two (because the current advice should you have a plant infected with HVX is never to grow another hosta there again) and to develop a habit of disinfecting your tools between plants. (Using a Clorox wipe and rubbing them down thoroughly should work).
Most of your new plants look healthy enough except the second Francis Williams. It may be just the picture you got of it, but it doesn't look great to me; so I'd keep a careful eye on it.
Good luck with your new plants. If you do mail order again, check out Hallson Gardens in MI. Chris Wilson is an acknowledged expert about HVX and you can be sure to get good plants from them. And do try to avoid Walmart unless you plan to isolate the plants.
Just keep an eye on your new plants and enjoy the beauty of them. It's just part of gardening. I've found 3 infected hosta over the years in my gardens and disposed of them carefully. I fight Southern Blight every year. Moles and voles love to do damage to my collection. It can be a challenge, but it's well worth it when you're out walking around a beautiful display of colorful foliage!