Hostas are such forgiving plants. They are soundly perennials and most are hardy in Zones 3-9. Once they are established, there isn’t much to do to keep them happy and looking amazing.
There is also an endless list of the varieties available now at any garden center; Frances William, Eric Smith, Ground Master, Honey Bells, Sun Power, well, the varieties go on and on. Some are sun tolerant (the yellow foliage do best under sun and is good to water them every now and then) others do better in the shade.
Hostas are grown mostly for the beauty of their foliage. However, some of them produce spike tall flowers in mid-summer, depending in which zone you live. Their flowers aren’t showy, but their leaves, which come in shades of green, gray, blue, cream, and yellow-gold, standout.
They are on top of my favorite plants list and of course, I have a good number of them planted under sun and shaded areas in my gardens. If you don’t have Hostas in your garden now, time to rush to the garden center to get at least one. Trust me, they will come back year after year.
The best thing about Hostas is that they can be divided any time of the year, however, I always do it when they are beginning to grow, or in the fall, when they go to sleep. You will have a ton of them soon. Is a good investment.
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