|Hostas are easy, long-living perennials grown
primarily for their beautiful foliage. There
are more than a thousand varieties ranging
in height from 2 inches to 4 feet. Usually
grown in the shade, they will often tolerate
some sun. Hostas come in shades of green,
white, gray, gold and blue. There are hundreds
of variegated varieties, often featuring
wonderful textures. They mix extremely well
with many other plants and are easy to divide.
The following should be considered
Plant hostas in a hole about
1 foot wide
and 1 ½ feet deep in well drained
which some organic material such
leaves or peat moss has been
well the first season. Once established
are relatively drought tolerant
and can live
for years with very little care.
turn wonderful shades of yellow
in the fall
before dying to the ground in
they reliably return in the spring.
- Make sure the variety will survive the winters
and summers where you live.
- Select the color, height, and spread appropriate
for the site to be planted.
- The plant should have healthy looking green
leaves and vigorous roots.
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