Choosing the Best Hosta Plants for a Shade Garden

Choosing the Best Hosta Plants for a Shade Garden

By Published May 27, 2011 Updated June 27, 2022

When looking for plants that perform well under shady conditions, hosta plants are an excellent choice. Hostas are beautiful plants that give you wonderful foliage and brightly colored flowers during the warmer months. Hostas are available in a number of foliage colors and designs and make the perfect addition to any landscaping scheme. If you have a porch or deck and you want perennials to line shady areas, hostas are a great choice. They can range in size from about 2 inches to over 3 feet in height and can grow from 6 inches to 6 feet in width.

Hostas grow very well in USDA hardiness zone from 3 through 8. They are perennial plants so you will only need to plant them once in order to enjoy their beauty for many years. If you want a low maintenance plant that rewards you with beautiful foliage and colorful blooms, hostas are it. Plant Delights Nursery offers a number of well performing hostas that will enable you to decorate those shady areas. We provide hostas that are selected to perform well in the shade garden. There are a few perennial plants that perform well in shaded areas and hostas are by far the most popular. From their different foliage colors and design to their fragrant blooms during the summer, hostas are a favorite among many gardeners. 

When choosing your hostas keep in mind that different plants may have differently shaped leaves. This is another thing that makes hostas so unique and so desirable. Many enjoy the difference in foliage as it helps them to make their garden areas more unique. Whether you want a hosta for its foliage and blooms or simply because they are low maintenance, Plant Delights Nursery can ensure that you get a quality plant for your gardening needs. We offer a number of beautiful and rare plants that are all selected to be good performers.

Hostas pair well with other shade loving perennials like Euphorbia robbiae, Tiarella (foam flowers), or Asarum. Try different varieties and combinations of plants that love part sun or shade but just keep in mind that some hostas can require a few feet of space after just one or two years. 

If you want your garden area to be diverse, you can add several different types of hostas. Plant Delights can help you to find the perfect hostas for your shaded gardening area. You can visit our gardens during one of our Open House days and see the beautiful plants that we have for sale. Take the time to read through our website for more information on hostas and other perennial plants or contact us at Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. with any questions that you may have.

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