Have a space that needs a taste of green? Need something for that “naked” spot in your bed? Hostas are the perfect perennial!
Hosta are adaptable, low maintenance plants. They grow readily in partial to full shade and take to a variety of soil types. Natives of Japan, China and Korea, the Hosta was first brought to the United States from Europe in the late 1700’s. Back then horticulturists used plant division to multiply the hosta, but today they are reproduced in laboratories by means of tissue culture.
Hostas come in a variety of shapes, forms, colors and sizes. While small varieties such as “Blue Moose Ears” grow to an average of six inches high and twelve inches wide, larger types, such as “Blue Angel”, get about forty-eight inches high and thirty-six inches wide.
Other popular varieties of hosta include “June”, “Sagae”, “Striptease”, “Guacamole”, “Sum and Substance”, “Paul’s Glory” and “Stained Glass”. Check them out online at www.Hosta.com