Shades of Green

Licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture 

Member of the American Hosta Society

H. 'Blue Mouse Ears'  

2008 Hosta of the Year


We are marketing our plants again this year from Family Tree Floral in West Salem, Wisconsin on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or any other time by appointment

Family Tree Floral is located at 103 W. Jefferson Street

Click here to get driving directions  and view a map to Family Tree Floral

We are available any other time by appointment.  Please call (608) 786-0185 or (608) 385-2379 (cell) for more information or email us  at and feel free to inquire with us about our beautiful display gardens.  Though hostas are our specialty, we encourage you to take a look at the wide variety of perennials we offer, including new and exciting daylily varieties, hardy hibiscus, ornamental grasses, coral bells, ferns, sedum, coneflowers, brunnera, groundcovers and other unique plants new to the market.   


Hosta Varieties A to G        Hosta Varieties H to Q       Hosta Varieties R to Z

'Guacamole'  2002 Hosta of the Year!   'June'  2001 Hosta of the Year!   'Regal Splendor'  2003 Hosta of the Year!

Each month we will feature a special hosta with a photo and detailed description of the variety

  Hosta of the Month 

Perennials We Will Be Offering

Hosta Information & Growing Tips    To Order Plants

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 Shades of Green

We are a plant nursery in Wisconsin specializing in hostas and licensed by the WI Dept. of Agriculture.  We are sure you will find, as we have, that hostas are an excellent addition to every landscape.  They can vary in size, color, leaf shape and texture and always make a dramatic statement in every garden.  Hostas have many uses in the landscape, including use in the front of the border or as specimen plants.  They may be planted in groups or used as groundcovers.  Hostas come in colors of yellow, gold and chartreuse, blue and “Shades of Green.”  Yellow and gold hostas lighten up darker areas and blues soften a garden’s look.  There are beautifully variegated varieties with striking combinations of green, blue, yellow, cream and pure white!  Some even have large, fragrant flowers.    We take pride in providing a wide variety of outstanding hostas of superb size and quality and we are glad to help with questions you may have. 

We are proud to offer many of the newest varieties of hosta available and even some for the collector.  Varieties we highly recommend include:  'Blue Jay', 'Blue Mouse Ears', ‘Bright Lights’, 'Cameo', 'Dark Star', 'Fan Dance', 'First Frost', ‘Fragrant Bouquet’, ‘Frosted Jade’, ‘Geisha’, 'Gold Standard', 'Great Expectations’, ‘Guacamole’, 'Halcyon', 'High Society', 'Hope', 'Inniswood', ‘Iron Gate Delight’, ‘June’, 'Komodo Dragon', 'Krossa Regal', 'Liberty', 'Lunar Orbit', ‘montana ‘Aureomarginata’, ‘Night before Christmas’, 'Olive Bailey Langdon', 'Orange Marmalade', 'Pandora's Box', 'Paradigm', ‘Patriot', ‘Paul’s Glory’, 'Queen Josephine', ‘Regal Splendor’, 'Risky Business',  ‘Sagae’, ‘Striptease’, ‘Sum and Substance', TokudamaFlavocircinalis', 'Touch of Class', 'Twist of Lime', ‘Veronica Lake’, 'Whirlwind', ‘Wolverine’ and ‘Yellow River'.   We also offer a select number of rare hostas very recently introduced to the market.  These are available in limited supply on site at our nursery, as well as several varieties of hosta companion plants. 

With all of the hype and reports of nurseries selling plants infected with the hosta virus X (HVX),  we guarantee our stock to be extremely healthy and disease free.  

We have over 325 varieties of hosta for sale and approximately 500 varieties in our display gardens for our visitors to admire.  We invite you to stroll through our display gardens to get ideas for the hosta varieties that will work well in your garden.

We find hostas not only beautiful, but a very good investment for today’s gardener. They are easy to maintain, grow well in most soils and have many uses in the landscape. Come visit and see for yourself!

MAILING ADDRESS:  P.O. Box 3134 La Crosse, WI  54602

PHONE:          (608) 786-0185   For information, orders or tours.

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                            Please contact us if you have special requests or suggestions!


We offer gift certificates-$25 minimum


GUARANTEE: We guarantee all of our plants to be well developed with strong root systems and to be true to name.  We do not substitute and will make refunds if a variety you order is not available.

RETURNS:  Please call immediately upon receipt of your order if you are dissatisfied for any reason.  If you wish to make a return, please do so in writing within five days of receiving your order.  We are not responsible for plants past this time.

SHIPPING:  Plants are freshly dug and washed just prior to shipping.  We send orders on Monday and Tuesday via U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, $6.00 per order plus 50¢ per plant, unless you request another service.  Our shipping period is limited--we ship during May and mid-August through September, weather permitting.  We ask that orders be a minimum of $25.00.



H. 'Liberty' available at Shades of Green

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