Information About Hostas

Hostas are some of the most popular of landscape plants, especially in shady areas of the garden. But these wonderful foliage specimens are not without their problems. Use the information from the following articles to find tips for not only growing hosta plants but caring for them when various hosta diseases or pests arise. You’ll also learn about hosta plant division, transplanting, pruning and more.

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Pacific Northwest Hostas – Growing Hostas In Washington State

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

One of the most impactful shade plants is the hosta. Hostas and the Northwest is a marvelous partnership. Read on for more.

Growing A Hosta In The South – Popular Southern Hostas

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

When it comes to lightly shaded situations in the garden, the world turns a fanciful eye to Hosta plants. Beloved for their varied and showy foliage, Hosta varieties for the south are limitless.

Fertilizing Hostas – How To Fertilize A Hosta Plant

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Should you fertilize hostas? These low-maintenance plants don’t require much; however, fertilizer can be a good idea for several reasons. Click here to learn more about available options when fertilizing hostas and how they could help your plants.

Hosta Watering Guide: Tips On Watering A Hosta Plant

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

With minimal care, you can keep hostas looking lush and beautiful. Establishing a consistent irrigation routine is key in keeping hostas looking their best. Click here for tips on hosta water needs.

Sun Tolerant Hostas: Planting Hostas In The Sun

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Hostas are great solutions for shady spaces in the garden; however, there are also sun tolerant hostas available. These mostly include variegated varieties, although there are several others suited for bright locations. Click here to find out more.

Hosta Winter Preparation – What To Do With Hostas In Winter

By Amy Grant

Hostas are shade loving, woodland perennials that reliably come back year after year with very little care. While they are easy going plants for the most part, some simple hosta winter care should be undertaken in the fall. Learn more in this article.

What Causes Holes In Hosta Leaves – Preventing Holes In Leaves Of Hosta

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Hostas are dependable landscape plants. Since theyare usually bigger and more beautiful than last year, we rarely take a closer look, that is until we begin to notice the hosta leaves have holes. Click this article to find out why this happens and what you can do.

Sun Tolerant Hostas: Popular Hostas To Grow In Sun

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Hostas are most often considered shade plants. It’s true that most hosta plants should grow in a partial shade or dappled sun area to keep leaves from burning, but there are now many sun loving hostas available for the garden. Learn more about them in this article.

Southern Blight Of Hosta: Controlling Hosta Southern Blight

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Hostas are generally easy to grow and care free, but there are some issues to which landscapers may need pay attention. One such disease, southern blight of hosta, may lead to major disappointment for growers. Click here to learn more about it.

Dividing Hosta Plants – When Should Hostas Be Divided

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Dividing hosta plants is an easy way to maintain their size and shape, to propagate new plants for other areas of the garden, and to remove dead portions of the plant and to make it look nicer. Dividing is easy, once you know how to do it. This article will help.

What Is A Mouse-Ear Hosta – How To Grow Mouse-Ear Hosta Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Hostas tend to grow large, but if your space is limited, growing the adorable mouse-ear hosta may be for you. If you want to know how to grow mouse-ear hosta in the garden, here?s what you need to know.

Hosta Companion Planting: Learn About Plants That Grow Well With Hosta

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Hostas have become extremely popular in the last few years, with good reason. Gardeners love hostas for their colorful foliage, versatility, toughness, easy growth, and ability to thrive without bright sunlight. They also have many companions. Learn more here.

Hosta Houseplant Care: How To Grow Hosta Indoors

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Have you ever thought about growing hosta indoors? Typically, hostas are grown outdoors, either in the ground or in containers. However, just because growing hosta as an indoor plant isn't the norm, that doesn't mean it can't be done. Learn more here.

Types Of Hosta Plants: How Many Types Of Hosta Are There

By Liz Baessler

Because of their popularity, a different hosta variety can be found for pretty much any situation. But what are the different types of hosta? Learn more about the types of hosta plants in this article and find one that's right for you.

Hosta Plant Flowering: What To Do About Flowers On Hosta Plants

By Teo Spengler

Do hosta plants have flowers? Yes, they do. But hosta plants are known for their gorgeous overlapping leaves, not for flowers. Click this article for information about flowers on hosta plants and if you should let hosta grow flowers in the first place.

How To Prune Hostas: Tips On Cutting Back Hosta Plants

By Teo Spengler

Pests can attack hostage foliage and make it ragged. And come winter, the foliage of these perennials wilt and die back. These are the times to sanitize your pruners and get to cutting back hosta plants. Click here for information on how to prune hostas.

Hosta Insect Pests: Tips On Hosta Pest Control

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Pests on hosta plants can damage the exceptional foliage and diminish the plant's health. Check out some of the common hosta pests in this article so you know what to look for and how to control these damaging little devils.

Hosta Plant Diseases and Treatments – Tips On Treating Hosta Diseases

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Hostas are relatively trouble-free, but they can be affected by various diseases just like any other plant. Learn more about a few of the most common hosta plant diseases and treatments in this article. Click here for more information.

Yellow Hosta Leaves – Why Are Hosta Plant Leaves Turning Yellow

By Teo Spengler

One of the beautiful features of hostas are their rich green leaves. When you find your hosta plant leaves turning yellow, you know something is wrong. If you want to find out why hosta leaves turn yellow, this article will help.

How To Grow Hostas In Containers

By Sandra O'Hare

Hostas make a lovely shade garden plant but they will thrive in containers as well, especially if you have trouble with slugs in your garden. Read here to learn how to grow hosta plants in containers.

How And When To Transplant Hostas

By Jackie Rhoades

Hostas are a perennial favorite among gardeners and there's a hosta for every garden need. They're a great plant to share with others and prime candidates for transplanting. For tips to transplant hosta, click here.

Growing Hostas: How To Care For A Hosta Plant

By Jackie Rhoades

Hosta plants are a perennial favorite among gardeners. Their lush foliage and easy care make them ideal for a low maintenance garden. Read this article to learn more about the care of hostas in the garden.

Common Problems With Hostas

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Hostas are commonly grown for their foliage. Generally, these carefree plants suffer from few problems. However, occasional problems do occur so knowing what to look for is important. Learn more here.

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