Hostas - Knowledgebase Question

Lansdowne, MD
Question by orangegirl10
July 3, 2007
What type of hosta does well in the sun?

Answer from NGA
July 3, 2007


Hostas are primarily shade loving plants. They can be grown in bright dappled light, or in direct morning sun. Avoid hot afternoon sun and avoid all-day sun locations. Also, the more sun hostas receive, the more care you need to give to watering. In a very shady spot they will tolerate average soil moisture but as the amount of sun increases the soil should be kept a bit moister -- evenly moist but well drained, meaning not saturated and not dried out.

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