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A Hosta Plant is one of the Easiest Perennials to Grow, Making Them Extremely Popular

Every year, gardeners, both novice and advanced, turn to their local garden stores or online garden retailers to spruce up their gardens with their favorite perennial plants. If you have a woodland shade garden in most temperate, non-desert parts of the country, you will most likely benefit from adding a new hosta plant or two…or more to the area. A hosta plant offers so many benefits to the garden, it’s easy to see why it’s the country’s #1 perennial plant.

Hosta plants are also among the hardiest and easiest to grow plants. Hosta plants thrive best in shady areas, yet also benefit from some morning sun. When you are ready to begin planting a hosta plant for the first time, following the instructions regarding soil preparation, planting instructions, and watering to ensure the longevity of your hostas. Above all else, remember that proper soil preparation is the single most important factor in growing a healthy hosta plant.

Creating a soil that is slightly acidic and full of organic material is one of the easiest ways to grow a top quality hosta plant. Aged manure, leaf mold, and general garden compost all make outstanding organic material to add to the soil where you plant your hosta. Once the ground is ready for planting, you will want to remove the hosta plant from its original container, and loosen the roots to allow the potting soil to fall from the roots. Following the untangling of the roots, you will want to place the hosta plant in the hole making sure to plant it at the same level that it grew in inside the container.

Following planting, care of your new hosta plant should include regular watering; a minimum of one to two inches of water per week is recommended for optimal growth. In terms of ease, hostas are among the easiest to grow, and offer beautiful options for your garden. With regular care and proper conditions, your hosta plant will continue to grow and thrive for years to come.