Hostas or plantain lilies are a shade perennial primarily grown for their showy leaves, although it now. Varieties on the market with attractive flowers This plant is relatively lenient everything but full sun and cold, cold of 28 degrees below Fahrenheit or colder will cause hosta leaves die back to the ground.
Can grow hostas up to 4 feet tall when fully grown, some samples require at least four years full size and to achieve all their adult characteristics such as leaf shape and color, so it may take some time for the gardener knows what really his hostas look. Hostas are usually for their attractive foliage, available in different patterns in green, white, blue and yellow held, but were recently floral varieties developed as well. Hosta flowers are trumpet-shaped and blue, white, purple, violet, or blue bi-color.
Most gardens have a variety of light qualities in different places, sometimes even over the entire range of partial shade to full sun on the same grounds. Fortunately, hostas in a variety of grades come with different light requirements. As a general rule, are yellow-foliaged types tolerant of sunlight to partial sun, and blue-foliaged types prefer shade. All hostas will in full sun and should not be in an area with no shadows at least placed for part of the day. For more numerous, showier flowers, yellow-foliaged plant, sun tolerant hostas in a place where they can get some morning sun.
Soil and Water Tips
Hostas best with well-drained soil, neutral to slightly acidic pH, 6.5 pH is the recommended rating. By The Garden Helper Particularly depleted soil organic matter must keep to its ability to transport oxygen and water if hostas improve thrive there. Hostas are hardy for the most part, but to live up to their decorative perennial potential, they need to water regularly, the main reason is most gardeners plant hostas for their lush, showy leaves, after all.
Common difficulties with Hosta plants
Unlike some other common garden plants, hostas do not respond well to high nitrogen soil and their leaves soft and susceptible to leaf diseases and their distinctive leaf pattern on edge as well. Nitrogen fertilizer should be away from areas where hostas are kept planted. Typical overhead irrigation, with a garden hose or watering can, also leaves open to leaf diseases, but water from below through a drip or soaker hosta that wets the soil and the plant roots instead of leaves directly.