3 – 9


full shade to part shade

By: Meriel Bradley

With their stunning lush foliage and easy care and maintenance, Hostas are a great addition to the garden.

They will generally need to be planted in full to partial shade, but there are some that will grow in a sunnier spot.

There are many varieties of Hosta available giving you a wide choice of colour, leaf shape and size to work with.

Quick Facts

Clumps of Hostas need to be divided every few years

Grow best in full to partial shade – some can tolerate morning sun

  • The darker leaved varieties need more shade
  • The lighter the leaves the more sun tolerant

Some varieties produce summer flowers that are often fragrant

Hostas  need to be watered regularly 

Good for planting in pots

Zones 3 – 9

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