Hostas are exremely hardy, and are perennial in zones 3-9. They are beautiful foundation or accent plants known for their striking foliage. Hostas are lovely planted around the base of trees, at the back of garden beds, or along walkways as a border. Hostas also make beautiful additions to rock gardens. There are hosta varieties to fit almost any garden setting. They can be quite tolerant of shade areas, though they do prefer early morning or filtered sun.
Hosta leaves may be solid or variegated, with colors that range from vibrant greens with shades of yellow and a most popular color are hostas with a deep blue gray or green hue. Some hosta leaves are be solid in color, while others display white or yellowish streaks resembling brush strokes painted across a canvass of deep green. some hostas have wide margins, narrow margins, or are centrally marked.
You can make cuttings from hostas, selecting from either ovate, lance shaped, rounded or heart shaped leaves, to create a foundation for floral arangements that last quite a long time. While hostas flower mainly in summer, they are not known for showy blossoms, but are instead admired for their bold foliage.
Hostas are a genus of perennials that originate in the East, from China, Korea, Japan and Russia. There are approximately 70 species of hosta, and there are hundreds of cultivars! View details about these hostas, and purchase them from our associates. Hostas can be very easily propagated by dividing eyes in spring, and are generally vigerous plants, multiplying in size year after year.
Hostas are very disease resistant, though they are a tasty treat for slugs and a cozy hiding place (and snack stand) for snails. If you're having problems with snails or slugs eating or destroying your hostas, you may want to buy slugo, or other organic products for your garden.