Welcome to HostasDirect!

About HostasDirectâ„¢, Inc.

Grown in the USA

HostasDirect, Inc. is a 10 year old hosta nursery incorporated in Minnesota but with its growing and shipping operation close to Hudson, Wisconsin.  Owner and collector Tom Carlson and most of the staff are proudly certifiable "hosta freaks."  We have thousands of customers in 49 states, over 500,000 visitors to our website from over 158 countries, and 19,000+ readers of our e-mail newsletter and thousans of Social Media fans.  

Our staff is very bright, hard-working, caring and talented.  We and our customers are fortunate to have the exceptionally talented and bright Senior Vice President, Joseph Husby who has been with us for 10 years. Joe has a superb academic record at the University of Minnesota Computer Science school where he graduated from the honors program with distinction and has a Master's Degree in Computer Science in addition to having taken some Ph.D. level classes on internet security.  Our shipping department, managed by Brenda Salseg and assisted by 10 year veteran Mary Alexander, receives compliments from our customers for its meticulous and creative environmentally preferable packaging.  University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management grduate Laura Nelson oversees many operations in the business including marketing and advertising.  We have many others on our team and other more seasonal workers as well.  We have worked incredibly hard and invested a great deal of time, effort and money to be your best source for hostas, heuchera (coral bells) and heucherella (foamy bells) plants and information.

We accept orders online starting in about December and begin shipping (weather dependent) from late March until mid October.  Please sign up for our e-mail newsletter so we can keep you informed of new plant introductions, exclusive sales, garden tips and more.   And, help your friends, yourself and us by utilizing our Refer a Friend program and Rewards Program.

IDeal Garden Markers sells owner, Tom Carlson's, latest invention, a new, patent-pending plant identification stake and nameplate combination.  It solves all of the problems 1,300 gardeners expressed in our survey. You can create your own design online, attractive weather and sun-resistant custom engravings and sun-resistant labels on the website. You can receive updates if you sign up for the e-newsletter.

We appreciate your positive reiviews on Dave's Garden and other gardening sites. We appreciate all of our customers and wish we could meet them all.

HostasDirect's Mission is to:

  1. Deal honestly with customers and suppliers.
  2. Provide high-quality, disease-free affordable hostas.
  3. Provide up-to-date plant and gardening information.
  4. Provide the largest and most comprehensive hosta and coral bell database and search engines.
  5. Offer practical and fun hosta, coral bell heucherella and other plant related products.
  6. Help reduce plant diseases through information and education.
  7. Help create beautiful gardens that add enjoyment to life and value to property .
  8. Make people happy and have fun!
  9. Provide nutritious, neonicotinoid and orgranophosphate free food to bees, butterflies, and all living things
  10. Inform the public on environmental and safety issues they can easily help with.

Guarantee and Refund Policy

We guarantee our plants are in good condition and properly named when we ship them. All claims of damaged plants must be made within 30 days of receipt of shipment. Our liability is limited to the cost of the plants.   Once plants leave our facilities, they are out of our control.   Since 2005 we have had very, very few complaints about our plants.  However, it is imkportant to please follow our growing instructions that come with each order.

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