Versatile Vireya Flower Browns Nursery
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D. & P. J. BROWN
79 VERNON ROAD  R.D. 1
TAURANGA 3171
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Hostas
2017 prices are listed in our catalogue which you can download from the Catalogue page.

Grown mainly for their colourful foliage, they like a shady site with moisture. Protect from slugs and snails. Winter dormancy. Ideal for the south side of the house en masse. Good sturdy plants grown in a 9 cm square pot. Look in About Us for a photo of a plant ready for sale.

  ABBA DABBA DO
Leaves are dark green in the centre with a thin edging of gold. A large growing hosta showing some pest resistance. Lavender flowers. Height 45cm.

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  ABIQUA DRINKING GOURD
A tall hosta with large cupped shaped blue green leaves. Very attractive. Pest resistant. Height 45cm.

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  AUGUST MOON
Beautiful golden yellow leaves with mauve flowers in summer. Height 35cm.

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  BIG DADDY
Large deep blue puckered leaves, good strong grower. White flowers. Height 45cm.

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  BLUE ANGEL
Large blue grey heart shaped leaves with thick texture. Pale mauve to white flowers. Very impressive. Height 45cm.

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  BLUE BOY
Compact very blue foliage with mauve flowers in summer. Height 20cm.

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  BLUE CADET
Small hosta with thick puckered round leaves with a pointed tip. Intense glaucous blue. Purple flowers. Height 25cm.

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  BLUE UMBRELLAS
Large strong growing bluish green hosta with large downwardly cupped leaves, which give the appearance of umbrellas. Lavender flowers. Pest resistant. Height 45cm.

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  fortunei Albo picta
Bright yellow leaves with a dark green margin slowly changing to all green by mid summer. Has a beautiful soft appearance when first out. Height 35cm.

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  FRANCEE
A tidy mound of bold green leaves with a narrow white margin. Vigorous grower. Lavender flowers. Height 35cm.

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  GLORY
Bright yellow heart shaped leaves with slight ruffling on edges. Purple flowers. A large hosta. Pest resistant. Height 45cm.

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  GOLD STANDARD
Medium to large hosta with lovely yellow leaves with green margins. Good increaser with pale lavender flowers. Height 35cm.

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  GOLDEN TIARA
Light green heart shaped leaves with yellow margins. Fast grower. Medium height. Purple flowers. Height 30cm.

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  GREY PIECRUST
Large hosta with heavily textured grey leaves. Strong grower. Height 35cm.

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  HADSPEN BLUE
Beautiful blue leaved variety with good depth of colour. Lavender flowers. Medium height. 40cm.

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  HADSPEN HERON
Narrow blue green leaves. Forms a small tidy mound. Lavender flowers. Height 20cm.

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  HALCYON       New release for 2013
Medium sized hosta with intensely blue leaves. Flowers are nearly white with a hint of mauve. Height 25cm.

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  JADE CASCADE       New release for 2013
Medium to large hosta with beautiful green tear drop shaped leaves with strong veining running down the leaf. Height 45cm.

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  JUNE       New release for 2013
Medium sized hosta with oval to lance shaped leaves, bluish green leaves with a strong yellow splash through the centre of each leaf. Near white flowers. June is a sport of Halcyon. Height 25cm.

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  KROSSA REGAL
Blue grey leaves. Upright arching foliage that forms a vase shape. Height 45cm.

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  LEMON LIME       New release for 2013
Small to medium sized hosta with bright greenish yellow lance shaped leaves. Flowers are lavender. Height 15cm.

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  MILDRED SEAVER
A medium sized hosta with mid green leaves with a wide creamy white margin. Pest resistant. Height 35cm.

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  MINI GREEN
Possibly a venusta seedling. Dainty little green leaves on a dwarf plant no more than 12cm high. Mauve flowers. Excellent for edging.

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  PATRIOT
Dark green foliage with a wide white irregular margin. Superb foliage. Lavender flowers. Height 35cm.

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  PAULS GLORY
Gold heart shaped leaves with a blue green border. Lavender flowers. 1999 American Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year. Height 45cm.

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  SHADE FANFARE
Light green cordate leaves with a creamy yellow margin. Lavender flowers on tall stems. Height 25cm.

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  SNOW CAP
Blue green leaves with a creamy white margin. Large growing hosta. Height 45cm.

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  SO SWEET
Medium hosta with oval puckered green leaves edged with creamy white. Fragrant white flowers. Height 35cm.

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  SUM AND SUBSTANCE       New release for 2013
One of the largest hostas we grow. The substantial greenish to bright yellow leaves can vary in intensity depending on the amount of sun it receives. A superb plant when mature. Flowers are soft mauve. Height 50cm.

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  SUNPOWER
Bright gold foliage with light lavender white flowers. Large growing. Height 35cm.

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  tokudama Flavo-circinalis
Puckered blue green leaves of heavy substance with irregular creamy yellow margins. White flowers. Slow to increase. Height 45cm.

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  TREASURE TROVE
Vigorous growing hosta with green leaves edged with creamy white. Height 35cm

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  ventricosa 'Aureo-maculata'
The foliage is very distinctive with the central variegations in gold and green. By mid summer the leaves are a uniform green. Violet flowers on tall stems in summer. Height 35cm.

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  WIDE BRIM
Blue green centre with a wide irregular cream margin. Good increaser. Pale lavender flowers. Medium height 35cm.

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