Growing Quality Hostas Since 1979

Spring 2014 Hosta Catalog
Save 50% or More on Featured Hostas

Hosta 'Showboat'     Regularly $12.95   
Save 50%  Sale Price $6.48

This and many other overstock and closeout sale
 hostas are listed in
The Bargain Bin

Plus, there are always many plants reduced 20 to 40% throughout the catalog.

Hostas are easy to grow perennials grown primarily for their colorful foliage.  They thrive in light shade and can survive for decades with little or no care.

If you're a bit leery about buying plants on the internet, you can see what our customers have to say about our quality and our service at

We are not importers, we do not sell hostas in bags.  We are not an internet pretend nursery that that sells plants grown by others.

We grow the plants we sell.  We've been doing it for over 35 years and we're finally getting the hang of it.

Interested in perennials, shrubs and
vines, and more ferns?
Visit our other on-line nursery

Our 1986 Catalog

We began growing hostas in 1979 when we opened our first garden center, The Crownsville Nursery. In 1984 we mailed our first perennial catalog.  Click here to see an image of our first two-page mail order hosta list, published in 1986.

Orders placed at this time will be shipped in the spring. 
Check our shipping schedule here to see when we will ship to your area.

Catalog Pages and Site Map
The Full Catalog with over 500 hostas
plus garden ferns and perennials for shade.

The Site Map will lead you to pages with
information about choosing and growing
hostas and information about our plants
 and our nursery.

Recommended Hostas
The Short Catalog, for those who feel that
500 varieties of hostas is simply rediculous.

Ordering Information
Shipping charges, plant sizes, blah, blah, blah.

2014 Open House Dates

This year we will be open to visitors on the following dates

Friday through Sunday, May 17, 18, and 19
Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8
Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22

Details are here

Our Plants

All of our hostas are grown and shipped in containers.  We do not sell roots in a bag or tissue culture babies.

Our standard size plants are grown in 3" to 4½" (quart) containers, depending on the variety.  We also offer some varieties in a smaller size, which we call HalfPints. These are single-eye plants, grown in 3" pots and are generally 40-60% less expensive. You can find more information here

We are sorry, but we are unable to ship plants to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY or outside the U.S.

Plants shipped to these states must be shipped bare-root (by State law except for AK and HI).  We ship all plants in pots, and the time and expense involved in bare-rooting make it impractical.  We are sorry, but we are unable to comply with these requirements and we cannot ship to these states.

Our Email Newsletter

We send  occasional emails containing growing tips and announcing major additions to our catalog and special sales events. We do not share our mailing list with anyone and you can remove yourself at any time.

We mail only to those who specifically request our newsletter, and ordering or establishing an account in our shopping cart will not add your address to the newsletter list.

If you would like to receive our email newsletter, click here.

Sorry, we do not send printed catalogs.

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A warning to casual Hosta users:

Many of us, when we first started using Hostas, thought we could stop whenever we wanted. What begins as casual experimentation can quickly develop into a serious addiction. If you find that you actually want to know the differences between ‘Inniswood’ and ‘Paul’s Glory’, if you tell your spouse that you paid less than you really did for a new introduction, but brag to other gardeners that you paid more, or if you no longer care what your spouse thinks, you need help.

Help is available from Bridgewood Gardens, a nursery that specializes in caring for gardeners afflicted with Hostas.

Our Website

We built and maintain the site ourselves, and since we change it frequently, and since we don't always know what we are doing, you may occasionally find something that doesn't work.  If you find a broken link or something that doesn't work, please let us know and we'll see if we can fix it.

Privacy Statement

We don't share the information you give us with anybody, period. The information you provide when ordering is encrypted and sent to us via a secure server.