Hosta 'Earth Angel'

Asarum splendens

Hosta 'Risky Business'

New Plants Culture Information Availability

A Treasury of Perennial Liners

Spark your customer's interst with many intriguing Hosta and perennials. Shady Oaks Nursery®, LLC specializes in the wholesale propagation of many new and hard to find perennial plants. Our quality liners will help set your nursery apart from the others with our unique collection of plants. Contact us for more information about the forty new varieties added to our product line for 2003.

Shady Oaks Nursery, LLC was established in 1982 as a mail order nursery. Today, it has evolved to a reliable wholesale perennial supplier to the horticulture industry across the US, Canada and Europe. All plants are grown in soil-less mix for easy transport across state and international lines. International orders are shipped primarily via FedEx and are brokered by FedEx for delivery to your door.

Wholesale production is performed in our modern laboratory by meristem culture, bringing you many of the newer varieties and the higher demand varieties that are many times hard to find. This process brings new plant introductions to the consumer much quicker after an evaluation process than conventional propagation methods.

Our greenhouse facilities with up-to-date environmental controls provide ideal conditions for producing the highest quality plants possible. Our dedicated and experienced staff is committed to providing high quality, uniform and true-to-name plants.

Hosta plants are generally grown in 1020 trays containing 96 plants per tray. Perennial liners are generally grown in 1020 trays containing 72 plants per tray.

The above photo of Hosta 'Earth Angel' is one of our new introductions. It was discovered by H. Hansen of Shady Oaks Nursery and is pending registration. From the beloved classic 'Blue Angel' comes 'Earth Angel'; a wonderfully variegated form. Large heart-shaped blue-green leaves have a wide creamy-white border. Pale lavender flowers top the clump in early summer. Destined to be a show stopper when used as a specimen in the shady landscape.

Asarum splendens is the stunning form of the evergreen Asian Ginger. Thick, arrow shaped leaves have silver marbling overlays. It has a running habit and makes a wonderful addition as a groundcover to the moist woodland garden. Hardy in Zones 6 to 9.

Hosta 'Risky Business' is another new introduction for 2003 pending registration by H. Hansen and T. Avent. This is the white centered form of Hosta 'Striptease'.  It boasts the same incredible vigor and growth rate as its parent, but with a narrow white center.  Mature leaves on established clumps have an interesting twist on the leaf tip.  Attractive lavender flowers top the medium sized clump in August.  Every garden needs some risky business!

The three mentioned plants are just a small sample of the varieties we have to offer. Our breeding program led by H. Hansen has introduced the Hosta varieties 'Fire and Ice', 'Pandora's Box', 'Hope', 'Cherish', 'Titanic' PP#12402, 'Touch of Class' PP13080, 'Old Glory' PP#12503, 'Stained Glass', 'Risky Business' (Jointly with T. Avent), 'Miss Siagon', 'May', 'Last Dance', 'Earth Angel', 'Dance With Me' and 'American Sweetheart'. Contact us to learn more about our plants with our full color catalog.

Learn more about the Asarums we propagate in the September 2002 issue of NM PRO.

The following list highlights the perennials we are offering for 2003:

ID # Plant Name

ID # Plant Name

1331 Asarum minor 'Honeysong'
1338 Asarum naniflorum 'Eco Decor'
1330 Asarum speciosum 'Buxom Beauty'
1337 Asarum splendens
1344 Asarum takaoi 'Galaxy'
1491 Baptisia 'Carolina Moonlight’
1495 Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'
1500 Bergenia 'Appleblossom' PPAF
1539 Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Wings' PPAF
1629 Campanula garganica 'Dickson's Gold'
7621 Carex 'Island Brocade'
7620 Carex conica 'Hime'
7612 Carex dolichostachya 'Kaga-Nishiki'
7630 Carex morrowii 'Goldband'
7632 Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler'
7625 Carex siderosticha 'Variegata'
1712 Cimicifuga 'Hillside Black Beauty' PP#9988
1716 Cimicifuga ramosa 'Brunette'
1718 Cimicifuga simplex 'Elstead Variety'
1768 Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart'
1790 Disporopsis pernyi
8087 Disporum flavens
1795 Disporum sessile 'Variegata'
2348 Euphorbia 'Red Wing' PPAF
2378 Filipendula ulmaria 'Aurea'
7750 Hakonechloa macra
7751 Hakonechloa macra 'Albo-striata'
7752 Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola’
7753 Hakonechloa macra 'Bene Kaze'
2947 Heliopsis h. 'Prairie Sunset' PPAF
3950 Heuchera 'Cascade Dawn'
3907 Heuchera 'Crimson Curls' PPAF
3958 Heuchera 'Eco-magnififolia'
3928 Heuchera 'Petite Marbeled Burgundy' PP#11,059
3934 Heuchera 'Regina'
4021 Hosta ‘A Many-Splendored Thing’
4001 Hosta ‘Abba Dabba Do’
4003 Hosta ‘Abiqua Drinking Gourd’
4005 Hosta ‘Abiqua Moonbeam ‘
4013 Hosta ‘Alex Summers’
4023 Hosta ‘Alleghan Fog’
4006 Hosta ‘Alligator Shoes’
4010 Hosta ‘Alvatine Taylor’
4014 Hosta ‘American Halo’
4028 Hosta ‘American Sweetheart’
4041 Hosta ‘Baby Bunting’
4071 Hosta ‘Band of Gold’
4062 Hosta ‘Bitsy Gold’
4048 Hosta ‘Blue Angel’
4059 Hosta ‘Blue Ice’
4064 Hosta ‘Blue Jay’
4060 Hosta ‘Blue Mammoth’
4085 Hosta ‘Blue Umbrellas’
4088 Hosta ‘Bob Deane’
4100 Hosta ‘Brave Amherst’
4066 Hosta ‘Bridegroom’
4098 Hosta ‘Bright Lights’
4110 Hosta ‘Camelot’
4138 Hosta ‘Captain Kirk’
4105 Hosta ‘Cascades’
4104 Hosta ‘Cat's Eyes’
4137 Hosta ‘Center of Attention’
4116 Hosta ‘Chartreuse Wiggles’
4107 Hosta ‘Cheatin Heart’
4136 Hosta ‘Cherish’
4132 Hosta ‘Cherry Berry’
4120 Hosta ‘Choo Choo Train’
4119 Hosta ‘Christmas Tree’
4139 Hosta ‘Climax’
4140 Hosta ‘Cutting Edge’
4141 Hosta ‘Dance With Me’
4150 Hosta ‘Dark Star’
4152 Hosta ‘Dawn's Early Light ‘
4156 Hosta ‘Hosta ‘Daybreak’
4151 Hosta ‘Dick Ward’
4186 Hosta ‘Dress Blues’
4204 Hosta ‘Earth Angel’
4216 Hosta ‘Ebb Tide’
4225 Hosta ‘Embroidery’
4231 Hosta ‘Emerald Tiara’
4234 Hosta ‘Eternal Flame’
4300 Hosta ‘Fair Maiden’
4305 Hosta ‘Fan Dance’
4360 Hosta ‘Fantabulous’
4310 Hosta ‘Fatal Attraction’
4299 Hosta ‘Fire and Ice’
4358 Hosta ‘Fragrant Blue’
4359 Hosta ‘Fragrant Bouquet’
4370 Hosta ‘Francee’
4381 Hosta ‘Frances Williams’
4389 Hosta ‘Fried Bananas’
4390 Hosta ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’
4395 Hosta ‘Frosted Jade’
4397 Hosta ‘Fujibotan’
4406 Hosta ‘Geisha’
4421 Hosta ‘Glory’
4470 Hosta ‘Gold Regal’
4497 Hosta ‘Grand Canyon’
4505 Hosta ‘Grand Tiara’
4407 Hosta ‘Great American Expectations’
4515 Hosta ‘Great Expectations’
4514 Hosta ‘Green Eyes’
4527 Hosta ‘Guacamole’
4526 Hosta ‘Gunsmoke’
4530 Hosta ‘Hadspen Blue’

4550 Hosta ‘Halcyon’
4541 Hosta ‘Heart and Soul’
4536 Hosta ‘Hidden Cove’
4533 Hosta ‘Hoosier Dome’
4549 Hosta ‘Hoosier Harmony’
4537 Hosta ‘Hope’
4571 Hosta ‘Ice Cream’
4566 Hosta ‘Inniswood’
4567 Hosta ‘Invincible’
4573 Hosta ‘Island Charm’
4585 Hosta ‘Jewel of the Nile’
4582 Hosta ‘Jimmy Crack Corn’
4576 Hosta ‘June’
4589 Hosta ‘King Tut’
4603 Hosta ‘Last Dance’
4607 Hosta ‘Leading Lady’
4610 Hosta ‘Liberty PP#12,531’
4628 Hosta ‘Little Sunspot’
4625 Hosta ‘Love Pat ‘
4633 Hosta ‘Mack The Knife’
4636 Hosta ‘Manhattan’
4940 Hosta ‘Masquerade’
4644 Hosta ‘May’
4657 Hosta ‘Medusa’
4646 Hosta ‘Merry Sunshine’
4640 Hosta ‘Midas Touch’
4642 Hosta ‘Mildred Seaver’
4634 Hosta ‘Mississippi Delta’
4632 Hosta ‘Miss Siagon ‘
4645 Hosta montana 'Aureomarginata’
4661 Hosta ‘Moonstruck’
4647 Hosta ‘Mount Tom’
4662 Hosta ‘My Friend Nancy’
4674 Hosta ‘Night Before Christmas’
4682 Hosta ‘Old Glory’ PP#12,503
4680 Hosta ‘Olive Bailey Langdon’
4713 Hosta ‘Olive Branch’
4702 Hosta ‘On Stage’
4690 Hosta ‘Pandora's Box’
4712 Hosta ‘Paradigm’
4689 Hosta ‘Paradise Power’
4696 Hosta ‘Patriot ‘
4698 Hosta ‘Paul's Glory’
4706 Hosta ‘Pizzazz’
4708 Hosta plantaginea
4716 Hosta ‘Popo’
4693 Hosta ‘Praying Hands’
4728 Hosta ‘Queen Josephine’
4732 Hosta ‘Regal Splendor’
4738 Hosta ‘Reptillian’
4741 Hosta ‘Risky Business’
4770 Hosta ‘Robert Frost’
4743 Hosta ‘Royal Flush’
4309 Hosta ‘Sagae’
4795 Hosta ‘St. Paul’
4809 Hosta ‘Salute’
4800 Hosta ‘Satisfaction’
4819 Hosta ‘Shade Fanfare’
4660 Hosta ‘Silk Kimono’
4847 Hosta ‘So Sweet’
4855 Hosta ‘Spilt Milk’
4868 Hosta ‘Spring Fling’
4866 Hosta ‘Stained Glass’
4854 Hosta ‘Stiletto’
4861 Hosta ‘Striptease’
4862 Hosta ‘Sultana’
4858 Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’
4865 Hosta ‘Summer Music’
4872 Hosta ‘Sun Power’
4857 Hosta ‘Sunshine Glory’
4870 Hosta ‘Hosta ‘Surprised by Joy’
4896 Hosta ‘Tattoo’ PP#11,603
4891 Hosta ‘Thunderbolt’ PPAF
4906 Hosta ‘Titanic PP#12,402
4903 Hosta tokudama 'Aureonebulosa'
4905 Hosta tokudama 'Flavocircinalis'
4904 Hosta ‘Touch of Class’ PPAF
4913 Hosta ‘Twist of Lime’
4948 Hosta ventricosa 'Aureomarginata'
4961 Hosta ‘Whirlwind’
4971 Hosta ‘Wolverine’
4985 Hosta ‘Zounds’
5330 Lavendula augustifilia 'Silver Edge' PPAF
5093 Ligularia japonica
5139 Liriope muscari 'Pee Dee Gold Ingot'
5322 Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander' PP#10598
5323 Lysimachia punctata 'Golden Alexander'PPAF
5302 Lysimachia clethrodes 'Geisha'
7877 Molina caerulea 'Variegata'
5455 Persicaria 'Red Dragon' PP#12,062
5472 Phlox paniculata 'Becky Towe' PPAF
5507 Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners' PP#12,637
5506 Physostegia virginiana 'Variegata'
5665 Pulmonaria 'Majeste'
5668 Pulmonaria 'Pink Haze' PPAF
6009 Silene dioica 'Clifford Moor'
6010 Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'
6106 Tanacetum vulgare 'Isla Gold'
6235 Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double'
6220 Thalictrum kiusianum
6344 Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate'
6581 Vinca minor 'Illumination' PP#12,132
6680 Yucca smalliana 'Bright Edge'
6684 Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'
6685 Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword'

For more information, contact us at: 507-835-5033 or fax 507-835-8772

Wholesale inquiries only please.


Shady Oaks Nursery®, LLC

1601 5th St. S.E.

PO Box 708

Waseca, MN 56093

Office hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (Central Time)

We work with your favorite brokers:

Eason Horticultural Resources, Inc.

Griffin Greenhouse & Nursery Supplies

Langenveld Bulb Co. Inc.

Leo Burbee Bulb Co. Inc.

McHutchison, LLC

Henry F. Michell Company

Mid Atlantic Plant Company, Inc.

National Nursery Products, Inc.


Visit us at any of the following trade shows:

CENTS - Farwest Show - INLA (Des Moines),

MGIA (Michigan) - MANTS - MidAm,

MNLA (Minnesota) - New England Grows,

OFA Short Course or PPA (Sacramento in 2003)

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