While hostas are extremely easy to grow and maintain, there are some care instructions you should follow to ensure the longevity of your hosta plants. Although hosta plants are shade-tolerant plants, they thrive best when planted in an area of the garden that offers morning sun and the afternoon shade. The shade and sun requirements for hosta plants can vary by variety. Blue-leafed hostas usually require shade, whereas hostas gold or variegated foliage can often tolerate more sun. Additionally, there are some fragrant hostas that grow best with at least 5 or 6 hours of daily sun, especially morning sun.
For soil requirements, Hostas generally will grow better in rich, organic soil. Adding organic amendments found at your local garden store will help to achieve the perfect composition of organic soil. Amendments such as compost, well-aged manure, leaf mold, and composted bark make excellent organic matter. The best type of soil for the hostas to thrive and succeed is well-drained, slightly acidic pH, that has been adequately enriched with organic nutrients and organic matter.
With so many beautiful types of hosta plants for sale, new gardeners may find themselves overwhelmed with all the choices offered. Our best advice is to start out with just a few hosta plants, which will provide you with a better understanding of how exactly hostas grow. Hostas are great plants for a new, or even a well-established garden, where they can enhance the garden with their colored leaves. When you are ready to begin planting your hostas, Plant Delights is your source for the best, well-evaluated and trialed hostas plants for sale.