Hosta Plant FeaturesHostas are addictive! That's what you'll discover after you plant a few in your garden. These super-easy perennials are so collectible because they come in a seemingly unlimited selection of colors, heights, and textures. From 4-inch dwarfs to 6-foot-wide giants, there's a hosta variety to fit any situation from large borders to tiny rock gardens. They look terrific in containers, too! This amazing plant also comes in different shades of green, blue, chartreuse, and bi-color. Even the plants' leaf shape and texture vary depending on variety. And let's not forget the hosta flowers. Every hosta variety develops lovely spikes of often fragrant pink, lavender, or white flowers during the summer. Hummingbirds love the flowers as much as people do. You can also use hosta leaves and flowers in fresh cut arrangements. Hardy from zones 3-9.
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Hosta Growing InstructionsHostas grow best in shady or partially shady locations. They prefer a rich, slightly moist soil so keep them mulched for consistent soil moisture. Hosta is relatively drought tolerant, but it's still a good idea not to let them dry out too much. Dig and divide the plants every three to five years in the early spring just as the plants are putting out new growth. Slugs, snails, deer, and rabbits like hosta almost as people do so use appropriate measures to keep these unwelcome guests at bay.
Even though deer like to eat hosta, the plants are not recommended for human consumption.
Medium water needs
Outside: Part sun
Super-easy to grow
Complement your HostaHeuchera
Finding the right partner for Hosta just got easier. Interplant the bold leaves of Heuchera alongside them.
Add an extra dose of spring color to your shade garden by planting Bleeding Heart and Hosta side by side.
The early flowers of Hellebore appear just as the Hosta leaves break dormancy, creating a lovely pairing of color and texture.