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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.