One of the reasons that hostas have remained so popular in the perennial garden is the beauty of their leaves. For the first-time hosta grower, though, there are some hostas that are easier to grow and care for than others.
Here at Sunset Hosta Farm, we grow and sell a number of great hostas at an affordable price. These are the hosta cultivars that we think are the easiest to grow and are perfect for new hosta growers.
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Mature Size: Large Height: 22” Width up to 40”
If you want a bright yellow color and you want it fast, this is the hosta for you. Dancing Queen has deep veins and heavily textured leaves. It emerges bright yellow in the spring and fades to pale yellow over the summer. Lavender flowers contrast nicely with the golden foliage in mid-summer. Place near dark blue or green hostas and watch it stand out. A fast, reliable grower, too.
Mature Size: Small to Medium Height: 9” Width up to 24”
Friends grow into a small mound of rippled gold foliage. The tips of the leaves are slightly twisted. The leaves will brighten to yellow by mid-summer. It's a fast grower and very pretty. Displays lavender to white throats in late summer. Looks great in groups, and in the front of a hosta bed.
Mature Size: Large Height: 24” Width up to 54”
Guacamole is one fast grower and will fill an area quickly. It forms large, dense clumps and thrives in partial shade where the sun can brighten the leaf centers. Its avocado green leaves are shiny with a dark green wide margin. The leaves are moderately folded. Fragrant white blooms appear in early summer making it perfect for planting near walkways, patios, decks or paths. Very sun tolerant. 2002 Hosta of the Year.
Mature Size: Mini Height: 7” Width up to 15”
Hush Puppie is the perfect border or edging plant because of its vigorous growth rate and smaller size. It has cute twisted dark green leaves with white creamy edges. It blooms purple in early summer. Great for fairy gardens, rock gardens, and troughs and especially cute when planted en masse.
Mature Size: Medium Height: 15” Width up to 38”