Category Hostas

Hostas, often celebrated as the heroes of shaded gardens, bring a delightful array of lush, leafy beauty to spaces that many flowering plants shy away from. Known for their striking foliage, which ranges in colors from deep greens to blues and even variegated patterns, hostas are versatile perennials that offer texture and form to gardens.

In this section, delve into the serene world of hostas, discovering their many varieties, care requirements, and the subtle flower spikes that many produce. Whether you have a sun-dappled corner or a deeply shaded nook, there’s a hosta ready to flourish there.

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How to grow hostas

How to grow hostas

Learn how to grow hostas for a beautiful garden! Get tips on ideal planting location, soil preparation, watering, fertilizing, pruning & deadheading, and more.

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Deer on someone's front lawn

Do deer eat hostas?

Yes, deer certainly do eat hostas. Unfortunately, these luscious plants are high on their list…

Blue hostas

15+ blue hostas

Blue hostas are cool, mysterious characters in the garden world. If you’re looking to add…

Bressingham blue hosta leaf

Bressingham Blue hosta

Need a big blue-leaved hosta for your shade garden? Try Bressingham blue! Bressingham Blue hosta…

Curly fries hosta

Curly Fries hosta

Need a fun new hosta variety to add to your collection? Have a look at…

Hosta flowers

Hosta flowers

Hosta flowers can be both beautiful and incredibly fragrant. While hostas are most commonly grown…

June hosta foliage

Zone 9 hostas

Looking for a hosta that can take the heat? While some varieties aren’t heat resistant,…

Variegated hostas

23+ variegated hostas

Variegated hostas are the perfect way to add some visual interest to the shady corners…

Sprinkling organic fertilizer at the base of a snake eyes hosta

How to fertilize hostas

The easiest way to fertilize hostas is to sprinkle a slow-release granular fertilizer on the…