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Hosta

Hosta, a plant that is simply beautiful

Hostas are low-growing, clump-forming perennial plants with lovely foliage, with hundreds of varieties available in a wide range. There are so many sizes, heights, textures, and colors! Plus, they wo

Basics

Zones 3-9
Flowering season(s)
Sunlight
Soil type
Height/Spread
Flower Color Green,Yellow
Bloom Time
Hosta

How to plant & care for Hosta

WATER:
Water hostas as needed to keep the soil moist but not wet. Once established, hostas will tolerate occasional dry soil, but they will not survive long periods of drought.
EXPOSURE:
Hostas need partial shade to full shade, if planted in full sun the leaves and flowers will burn up in the summer heat.
PRUNING:
Some gardeners clip off the flower stalks when they appear, although if the stalks are left to bloom they will attract bees and other pollinators.
PROPAGATION:
When you want to propagate the hostas, take a shovel in fall or early spring to dig up the plant and carefully break the roots apart. Plant each individual root where you want more hosta to grow.
FERTILIZER:
The best way to fertilize hostas is by adding a layer of compost in the spring, you can also feed hostas wil a well-balanced organic fertilizer applied after planting or when plants begin to come up

Diseases often seen on Hosta

Hostas can fall prey to slugs and snails that enjoy the bountiful foliage the hostas present.