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An Overview of the Hosta Plant
Make the most of your yard by incorporating attractive, appealing Hostas into your shady-area plantings. Hostas range in size from tiny plants less than 8 inches tall to 4-foot clumps with leaves nearly 2 feet across. Leaves come in a wide choice of shapes and textures, and may be solid or variegated in shades of green, white, yellow, cream and even blue. Popular for their interesting foliage, these shade-loving perennials also provide lovely splashes of lavender, white or yellow in the summer, when hosta plants bloom.
Form and function come together beautifully in these fabulous, fun plants. Often used as ground cover, hostas are effective in erosion control, which makes them great for placement on slopes, berms or behind retaining walls. Tiny hostas work wonders in containers, as border plants or in terrariums. Medium-sized hostas make superb companions to shade-loving plants and flowers such as astilbe, impatiens or coleus, while larger varieties create striking stand-alone focal points even in larger yards.
Who says shade plants must be boring? Our hostas provide pretty blooms and prettier foliage. Bordered leaves, striped varieties, striking colors and our Super Sak hostas are sure to add interest.