Everything You Need to Know About Hostas

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Hostas (aka Plantain Lilies) are some of the most well-known landscaping perennials around for gardeners in the United States. But it wasn’t always that way. Ride along with me as I cover everything you need to know about these dynamic landscaping workhorses! If you’re looking for a care guide, check out my post on Hosta Care. […]

How to Prepare Hostas for Winter & Other Winterizing Hosta FAQs

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So if you find yourself here, you’re probably a responsible gardener who is asking the right questions! Read along as I cover how to prepare Hostas for winter. There are three main phases to preparing your Hostas for winter. First, water your Hostas regularly each week in fall (roughly an inch of water). They need […]

How To Make Hostas Grow BIGGER (And Faster)

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One question that I see come up from time-to-time is that people want to know how to make Hostas grow bigger. So I’m going to do my best to answer that question in detail! To achieve maximum growth potential, Hostas need soil that’s rich in organic matter, regular water (at least an inch of water […]

Which Hostas Like Sun? And Other Hosta Sun FAQs

People know Hostas for their shade-tolerant nature. But what if you love Hostas and you don’t have much shade? Which Hostas Like Sun? Yellow (and variegated yellow) Hostas like sun more than other varieties. Breeds with thicker leaves and highly textured/ridged leaves also handle sun better than thin-leafed varieties. Some examples include: Sum and Substance, […]

Are Hostas Edible for Humans or Pets? Are They Deer-Resistant?

Have you found yourself asking the question, “Are Hostas edible?” Perhaps someone told you they were and the idea seems almost absurd, so you find yourself here. Well, I’m going to give you the answer, right here and right now. Yes, all parts of the Hosta are edible for humans. New shoots are the best-tasting […]

Do Hostas Flower? Plus Answers To 9 Other Hosta Bloom Questions

Hostas are primarily grown for their dynamic foliage and shade-friendly nature. So if you’re new to them, it’s easy to wonder, “Do Hostas Flower?” Yes, the vast majority of Hostas produce flowers. Depending on the species, they’ll emerge somewhere between Summer and Fall. However, there are some Hosta varieties that don’t produce flowers. They are […]

Do Hostas Spread?

I’ve found a lot of conflicting information on the question: “Do Hostas Spread?” So I’m going to do my best to set the record straight, right now! Hostas can spread, either through underground runners or seeds. Rhizomatous Hostas that spread underneath the soil are the worst offenders. These varieties will spread almost indefinitely. Non-Rhizomatous varieties […]

Hosta Care: What You Need To Know

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So you want to know how to do Hosta care the right way? Well, then you’ve come to the right place! Read along and you’ll be ready to get the most out of these shade garden beauties. Hosta Care: Suitable USDA Zones Chances are good that if you’re reading this, you can grow Hostas in […]