Hostas are hardy perennials that are especially perfect for a shady garden. Reliable and very easy to grow, hostas are long-lived—and may even outlive the gardener!
What’s neat about hostas is that there are so many sizes, heights, textures, and colors. Plus, they work in many kinds of gardens (patio, border, container, rock).
Though mainly known for their attractive foliage, the plants also produce lovely flowers during the summer in fragrant pink, lavender, or white. Hummingbirds love the flowers.
Note: Slugs, snails, deer, and rabbits like hostas almost as much as people do. Keep this in mind if you have deer regularly wandering into your garden.
|Botanical Name||Hosta spp.|
|Plant Type||Foliage Plant|
|Flower Color||Blue, Pink, Purple, White|
|Hardiness Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|