Hosta Plants – Growing Tips
Create a visually captivating garden with hosta plants, one of the most treasured plant varieties among gardeners. Follow tips in this blog on selecting varieties, and keeping hosta healthy and protected from deer. And soon you’ll have a hosta-filled garden of award-winning status!
Hosta’s Many Garden Gifts
Hosta are one of nature’s most remarkable perennials. Though known mainly for their flamboyant foliage, many varieties have floral blooms, some of which are also mildly fragrant. From mini to maxi, there are over 2,000 varieties. Some of the many benefits of hosta plants include:
*Bring beauty and interest to shady areas.
*Grow in almost any soil.
*Demand very little, and are long lasting.
*Offer flowering varieties which attract pollinators.
*Crowd out the weeds, and hold in the soil.
Selecting Hosta Plants
The majority of hosta varieties will thrive in climates throughout the U.S., with the exception of So. California and So. Florida. So your choices will mainly be based on personal preferences and garden needs.
Popular garden designs for hosta plants include border plantings, containers, groundcover, rock gardens, and slopes. Create a hosta-only area for a really dramatic splash!
Hosta foliage colors may be solid or patterned in blue, cream, green, yellow, and white. Flowering hostas offer blooms in each of those colors plus lavender, pink and purple.
Foliage shapes and markings are an artist’s dream, with variations such as bordered, cupped, curved, splotched, streaked, striped, veined, wavy and wrinkled.
For some suggestions on the most prized hosta plants, take a look at this guide to best hosta varieties, from Better Homes & Gardens magazine.
Keeping Hosta Happy
Hosta cheerfully infuse landscapes with striking beauty, elegance and a touch of whimsy. Though their dense foliage makes them attractive to deer, you can keep the foragers away with tried-and-true tactics.
When hosta first go in the soil and thereafter, spray them with eco-friendly, number one rated Bobbex Deer Repellent. In an independent test of leading repellents, Bobbex scored higher than all others tested for effectiveness in deterring deer.
In addition to keeping hosta plants safely coated with Bobbex, tend to their needs, among them fertilizing, watering, and transplanting. The Farmer’s Almanac is a great resource for planting and caring for hosta plants.
Helping Hands for Hosta
When you give hosta plants their best start with Bobbex Deer Repellent and loving care, the stage is set for a stunning hosta show. You can grow one of the most amazing perennials, while keeping deer safely at bay. Happy hosta growing!