The Q&A Archives: Will variegated hosta grow well in Tampa Florida?

Question: Will variegated hosta grow well in Tampa Florida? The spot I would like to plant them is in a raised bed with an Eastern exposure under a large oak tree. If they will grow here, will they retain their foliage thoughout the entire year? Joan Stone Tampa, FL

Answer: You should be able to grow some varieties of varigated hosta. Choose varieties recommended for growing in the south, such as Green Wedge or Green Fountain . You are wise to plant in a spot that receives shade during the hottest part of the day. Keep them well watered too.

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