Hostas are among the showiest and most reliable foliage plants for shady locations. Some are miniatures a few inches wide; others are giants that sprawl 6 feet across or more. Hostas have showy leaves that are variegated, puckered, or ruffled and vary from oval to oblong, and from narrow to wide. Some of the flowers are very fragrant. They are relatively easy-care plants.
3 to 8
Soil and Light
Rich, well-drained soil. Partial to full shade.
Water in dry weather until established. In cold areas, protect hostas the first winter with 1 to 2 inches of shredded leaves or other mulch.