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Hogarth Hostas at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019
I am always hoping to meet a new favourite plant at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, but as well as plants, I enjoy finding some of my favourite people at Chelsea. Jonathan Hogarth is one of my favourites; he’s utterly bonkers about Hostas! Jonathan holds a National Collection of Miniature Hostas, he also runs Hogarth Hostas – a specialist Hosta nursery. This man is incredibly passionate about growing Hostas, he’s great fun, too!
The theme of Hogarth Hosta’s Chelsea exhibit is fun, family gardening
This year, Jonathan designed his Hosta exhibit to be set around the theme of family gardening. Jonathan has imagined a young child gardening with their grandparents, who are keen Hosta growers. The larger wheelbarrows on the stand are filled with pots of attractive Hostas, as is the child’s tiny wheelbarrow. The wheelbarrows represent the child helping his grandparents in the garden. Not understanding the destructive tendencies of slugs and snails, who love to devour Hostas, the grandchild has added snails to his wheelbarrow, so there are snails on his Grandfather’s prized Hostas! Thankfully, this is all imagined and the slugs and snails aren’t real.
Hogarth Hosta’s plants
Award winning Hostas!
New Hostas at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show!
It’s always so interesting to see the new plants that are launched each year, at the RHS Chelsea Flower.
A proud supporter of Plant Heritage, Jonathan Hogarth holds the National Collection of Miniature Hostas. Based in Wokingham, in Surrey, Jonathan runs his own specialist Hosta nursery, Hogarth Hostas, where Jonathan grows and sells a select range of miniature Hostas via his online catalogue, and at various flower shows and events. Jonathan is always on the look out for new miniature Hostas to add to his range.
Hosta ‘Ruffled Pole Mouse’
Hogarth Hostas have introduced a new Hosta cultivar at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Meet Hosta ‘Ruffled Pole Mouse’, a sport of Hosta ‘Green Mouse Ears’ with creamy white coloured leaves, which are highlighted with a medium to dark green coloured outline that has a rather painterly quality. In the summertime, Hosta ‘Ruffled Pole Mouse’ produces lavender coloured flowers.
RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year Competition 2019
Hosta ‘Ruffled Pole Mouse’ was chosen as one of the top twenty shortlisted plants, at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2019 Competition.
Buying bare root Hostas
The great thing about growing miniature plants, is that you can always find room for one! To visit Hogarth Hosta’s website, where you can purchase Hosta ‘Ruffled Pole Mouse’, along with other miniature Hostas, all grown by Jonathan, please click here, to visit Hogarth Hosta’s website.
Jonathan top dresses all of his Hostas with a mulch of Dalefoot Composts Lakeland Gold.
Other articles that may interest you………………
To see an overview of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019, please click here.
To see the top twenty shortlisted plants, including the finalists and the winner of the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2019, please click here.
To discover Jonathan Hogarth’s tips and advice for growing the healthiest Hostas, please click here.
I’ve written a number of articles about Jonathan Hogarth, to see all of my articles that feature Jonathan, please click here.
To read about Daisy Roots Nursery, a UK nursery selling healthy, hardy home-grown plants, please click here.