Hostas are favorites to fill a shady area in your garden.

Part of the You Can Learn Landscaping and Gardening series.
By Ken Brown
Editor, YouCanLearnSeries.com
Updated:
September 25, 2004

     The Hosta is a shade plant and comes in a wide variety of greens and whites.  Some have leaves that are small, curly and variegated while others have wide, broad leaves and a single shade of green.  Grows from spring till fall, then will die off during the winter.  Hostas are great to share with family and friends.  Just divide clumps in the spring and replant in good soil and they will thrive.  There is not much you can do to kill off these plants.  Many people will cut off the seed pod after the hosta flowers.  Deer enjoy eating the Hosta. 


Perennial Partial or full shade
Clumps can be divided in early spring Requires moist well drained soil
Grows to 12 to 30 inches high Certain varieties grow to 40 inches wide
Grows from early spring to late fall Flower colors of white, lavendar or purple

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Variegated shade plant the hosta.
Variegated shade plant the hosta

    

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Broadleaf hosta a shade loving plant.
Broadleaf hosta a shade loving plant

    


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