Category Hostas

Dream Queen Hosta

Planting Dream Queen Hosta is like planting a tree.  If you plant it in a good place and give it reasonable care, Dream Queen Hosta may outlive you.  It can live as long as 30 years. Description of Dream Queen…

How to Successfully Grow Hostas in Pots

A green and white variegated hosta in a nice container

If you’re considering growing hostas in pots, smaller sized hostas do very well in containers in the right potting soil, water, and sunlight ratios. Using small shrubs or perennials in containers has become very common as breeders come up with…

Will Hostas Grow in Sandy Soil?

Hosta shoots emerging in sandy soil

Because hostas are such a hardy and beautiful perennial, it’s possible to grow them in a host of different types of soil. You can have your hosta plants in sandy soil as well as heavier clay soil. However, I’ve noticed…

How to Grow Hostas Under Trees

Hostas under a big old tree

You most likely know that hostas do very well growing in partial shade, and different species and cultivars thrive in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 9. This is why it’s possible to grow hostas under trees, as I’ve found out over…

A Guide to Fast Growing Hostas

Hostas with different growth rates

Did you know that hosta cultivars grow at different rates? It surprised me when I first started getting into these plants to see that some had a quick growth habit and some were slow. My goal was to get a…

Dividing Hostas

Dividing a hosta plant

Everyone wants big beautiful hostas dotting their yard. I know I love them when they fill in my shaded areas and make the entire garden look lush and full. So, why would you ever divide them? Not only does this…