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To keep your hostas healthy and beautiful as they grow in pots, there are a few Hosta plants are beautiful anywhere, but I think they're even more so when they are planted in pots, especially when the pots are placed at eye level. In my opinion, there's no better way to show off a hosta's great foliage.
Ever wondered why your hostas are growing so slowly, or not growing at all, or are actually shrinking from year to year?
Even though hostas are naturally very hardy plants, which is one of the reasons they remain so popular for perennials gardens, their ability to put on healthy growth each year depends on several things.
Hostas (plantain lilies) are hardy herbaceous perennials that grow well in Zones 3 through 8, with some that can tolerate the heat of Zone 9.
It's no surprise they continue to be one of the most popular perennials for shade gardens. Their beauty, toughness, and ease of care make them well suited for a shady or partly shady area and they will quickly become even a new gardener's favorite plant!
Mini hostas, whether they're the adorable mouse-ear types or the dainty leafed varieties, they always get noticed. Minis are well suited for any type of mini to small garden, be it rock garden, fairy garden or mini garden collections.
After a winter that seems like it will never end, I am always anxious to see the first flush of color in my garden. If you're looking for early spring color in your shady or part sunny perennial or hosta garden, look no further than hostas!