Hostas are extremely cold-green perennial plant native to Japan, China and Korea. Most hostas are shade-loving plants and suffer when planted in full sun. Hosta varieties ranging from tiny 1-inch plants, giant 3-foot plants with platter-sized leaves, in a stunning variety of colors and shades. They grow best in filtered light with well-drained soil with consistent moisture. Hostas grow from thick rhizomes in a hill habit from a central crown and reproduce by growing new plants from the spreading rhizomes.
Shade Garden Border
Many hosta varieties have beautifully shaped and colored leaves that gardeners want to show prominently, can in the garden. Hostas are good plants for flower beds and under trees at the edges of the feet or properties, unless the shade is not too deep. A limit of small or medium hostas in front of a perennial shade garden is an attractive and easy to maintain garden, offer green again after year. Planting options include either planting a front edge of all hostas or combined with other shade perennials or herbs.
Some rare hostas are much sought after by gardeners and horticultural collectors. Display samples improve the entrance to a house or create a wonderful scene lining a driveway. Other areas show hostas include a mailbox or outdoor lamp post, shed at the base of a fountain or garden statues and a garden.
Hostas are beautiful plants and large empty spaces fill quickly. You naturalization under trees, where the soil is well drained and rich in organic matter. Far apart on the original planting, with a fresh mulch distance hostas thrive and reproduce rapidly, but not aggressive. Hostas will be ready for separation in spring and autumn.
Hostas, especially the mini and dwarf varieties are good additions to rock gardens and pond and waterfall edges. Divided plants grow pots suspended on post and rail fencing allow gardeners to grow them without planting them in the landscape. Hostas make excellent additions to forest gardens with other low-growing plants and shrubs interplanted.
Hostas generally stable perennials with few pest problems, but disease and insect infestation are to weaken and even kill if not treated. Can attack fungi, bacteria and viruses hosta leaves, ruining the leaves and spread quickly from plant to plant. They are as rusty or brown spots on the leaves, rotting areas on leaves, in various forms, depending on what takes to show the work. Many leaves problems to spread by snails that protect the leaves during the day and eat the leaves in the evening and early morning hours. Many fungal and bacterial conditions are caused by prolonged wetness on leaves of overwatering or rainy periods without sun. Not water hostas in the evenings and not spray with water foliage. Use of an irrigation tubing to deliver water to the soil around plants instead of the sheets. Remove affected leaves and burn or seal them in plastic bags and disposed of, not compost. Use slug traps if there are many holes in the leaves are eaten, and use a fungicide or pesticide treatment for persistent problems have been correctly identified.