hosta


Hostas are extremely popular, hardy herbaceous perennials grown primarily for their beautiful foliage. They are easy to grow, shade-tolerant plants and are the number one favorite in the garden. A Hosta may take 4-8 years to become a mature plant. The soil should be well drained, have a slightly acidic pH, and enriched both with nutrients and organic matter.

Spring is the easiest time to divide plants as the clump can be easily lifted and divided before leaves emerge. Many gardeners choose spring for time to move and divide plants, it can have a negative effect on the plants, especially in hotter climates. It's preferable to divide hostas in the late summer and early fall, roughly 4 weeks before first frost.

hosta


Snails and Slugs are the most frequent pest visitors to your hosta plants and will leave small holes in the leaves.
Deer Love to munch on Hosta and can strip leaves away in one evening.
Rabbits show up to eat those early spring shoots.
Squirrels will eat hosta leaves during a drought, and sometimes dig up plants.
Voles can be a nightmare for any Hosta gardener as the Voles will eat the roots. Voles travel underground in the tunnels dug by Moles and can eventually kill the hosta.

Season of Bloom
Late Spring
Height
1824 inches
Hardiness USDA
Hardiness Zone 3-8
Flower Color
Creamy White/Lilac
Soil
rich, well drained, high in organic matter .
Exposure
Light Shade
Propagation
division in early spring as new leaves emerge.