At our nursery, we like to make choosing hostas easy for you.
Once you park your car in our large parking area we invite you to grab a coffee and clipboard and then casually walk thru the display gardens. In 2017 we will have over 1800 hosta varieties on display- from mature specimens to some of the newest introductions. The main purpose of the display gardens is so you can see for yourself what size, shape and colour your hosta choices will become in a garden setting. Very often young hostas will change appearance dramatically as they mature so it's nice to have the ability to view mature plants whenever possible. Not all the plants in our garden will be mature specimens and therefore each display plant will also be marked with that specific varieties mature growth height and spread. This will provide you with an idea of what size the plant will eventually become when it matures. Regretfully, not all varieties on display are available to purchase so we update our display signs regularly to provide availability information for each variety.
Once you have viewed the display gardens you can make your way to the shade-houses were we have our available varieties (over 1200 varieties to start 2018) displayed in groupings by mature size and then alphabetically within that size grouping. As well as hostas we carry a wide selection of heucheras and heucherellas which are located for viewing just outside of our shade-houses. Select perennials are also available..... our selection and quantities vary depending on what is available from our growers.
Growing Great Hostas!
To ensure that the hostas we sell our healthy and disease free our propagation areas are not open to the public.
It is in the propagation areas that we look after the many hundreds of varieties of hostas that will eventually make their way to the sales area. Some of these hostas are divisions from our display gardens whilst others are tissue culture stock that we bring in from top hybridizers across North America. Our aim is to provide you with hostas that will thrive and provide you with years of enjoyment.
New Hosta introductions
There are times when our customers/collectors demand the newest and most up-to-date varieties of hostas. Most new varieties are introduced in the U.S.A. and usually do not appear in Canada until years after their initial introduction. Hosta Choice Gardens wants to change this imbalance. We endeavour to keep in touch with leading hybridizers and get new introductions into the Canadian marketplace as soon as possible. Gardeners/collectors are welcome to purchase new varieties when we receive them from the hybridizers however, must realize that the plants will be immature and may require more "potted-up" time before being placed into their garden. In our inventory list you will note "dates of expected release". Hosta cultivars with this note (to the right of their descriptions), have or will be shortly, received by our nursery. The release date is the date we feel they will be ready for the market place and shipping. Any request to ship earlier is at the purchasers sole risk.
Associations we belong to
Hosta Choice Gardens is a proud member of the following associations
|American Hosta Society
||American Hosta Growers Association
||South Western Ontario Hosta Society
||Ontario Hosta Society