Perennial plants with striking foliage and frequently beautifulas well.
Provides a fine contrast among fine-leaved plants. These plants tolerate a fair amount of shade.
Rich, constantly damp, soil.
Hosta fortunei: Height 40 cm; pale-purplefrom early summer onwards. The are blue green, up to 15 cm long. ‘Aureomarginata’ has dark-green foliage edged with yellow; ‘Hyacinthina’ flowers most profusely. Hosta sieboldiana syn Hosta glauca: Height 50 cm; pale- flowers in early to mid summer. The are at least 30 cm long, a beautiful grey-blue colour. In ‘Elegans’ they are even more blue, with blisters among the veins. Hosta undulata: Height 40-60 cm; violet flowers on very long stalks in early summer to early autumn. The leaves have undulate margins; in garden strains they are usually multi-coloured.