#10: Hosta (Hosta 'Fire and Ice')
says, "I find it's best to choose the plant in leaf so you know you are getting one with good patterning. Also, a plant in growth is better than one you might buy in a bag where they can dry out and take a long time to establish, if at all. I planted this in an old metal baby's bath tub with a few holes drilled in the bottom. It likes where it is. I planted it in a good mix of fertile gritty "river soil" (if you have a drain to dig it from, it's great for plants) and home-made leafy compost. All I have needed to do so far is occasionally top the pot up. I have never fed it. There's sufficient food in the compost mix, and I prefer to grow plants naturally as I think it makes them healthier and hardier.
Fire and Ice gets better with every year. It flowers every year now, and the flowers attract the occasional bee. I have not had any problems with slugs or snails nibbling the leaves on this plant, although some others I have seem to be delectable to both slugs and snails. I try to keep the nibblers at a minimum by picking them up and depositing them on lush vegetation along the roadside."