Most Popular Colors: Green, white, yellow, or blue foliage with white leaves.
Blooming Season: Midsummer.
Soil Preferences: Well-drained.
Climate Preferences: Winter-hardy in most temperate climates, but cannot tolerate winters with far below-freezing temperatures. Humidity is ideal, especially during the growing season.
Sun Exposure: Shade or filtered light. Hostas grow best in morning sun and afternoon shade. Generally, blue-leaved hostas require shadier conditions than gold- and white-leaved varieties.
Landscaping Tips: Many varieties of hostas grow in strong, upright clumps. Plant them near shorter shade plants for lots of interest in your shade garden.
Planting: All hostas prefer organic-rich soil, so add loam to the soil before planting. Soak the roots of the plant for about 30 minutes prior to planting.
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