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Hosta - Plantain Lily - Garden Plants for Sale

  • Hardy perennial

  • Flowers June to August

Hostas or plantain lilies are a group of large leaved foliage plants that have been bred into hundreds of different varieties. Their habit is of a mound-forming plant with densely stacked over-lapping leaves. Trumpet shaped flowers in pink or white are borne on flower spikes from 12 to 24 inches tall, usually in mid summer.

Hostas can be grown as ground cover or as a part of a mixed herbaceous border, they look particularly good near water adding an air of lushness wherever they are grown. They like moist fertile soil and protection from wind, those large leaves are vulnerable to wind damage and also to being dried out easily. They tend to prefer shade or partial shade, the only exceptions being the yellow-leaved varieties that color up better in full sun, if they don't have sun, they will grow as a mid-shade of green instead. Hostas are good in heavy clay soils.

Mulching the plants well in spring helps to enrich the soil around them and also to conserve moisture, both of which are important. Propagation is by division in spring or autumn, they can be grown from seed, though the results are very variable, if you want guaranteed quality plants, then buy named varieties instead. Hostas are always susceptible to damage from slugs and snails. If this is a continuous problem, then growing in containers raised from the ground on feet smeared with Vaseline and/or ash will help keep the molluscs away.


Hosta undulata var. undulata

Hosta undulata var. undulata

£ 9.99
Hosta Thunderbolt

Hosta Thunderbolt

£ 9.99
Hosta Sum and Substance

Hosta Sum and Substance

£ 18.99
Hosta Sum and Substance

Hosta Sum and Substance

£ 9.99
Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans

Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans

£ 17.99
Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans

Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans

£ 8.99
Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans

Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans

£ 4.99
Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans

Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans

£ 15.99
Hosta Regal Splendor

Hosta Regal Splendor

£ 8.99
Hosta Purple Heart

Hosta Purple Heart

£ 11.99
Hosta Praying Hands

Hosta Praying Hands

£ 8.99
Hosta Praying Hands

Hosta Praying Hands

£ 17.99
Hosta Patriot

Hosta Patriot

£ 8.99
Hosta Orange Marmalade

Hosta Orange Marmalade

£ 9.99
Hosta Magic Island

Hosta Magic Island

£ 8.99
Hosta Krossa Regal

Hosta Krossa Regal

£ 16.99
Hosta Francee (fortunei)

Hosta Francee (fortunei)

£ 17.99
Hosta Francee (fortunei)

Hosta Francee (fortunei)

£ 9.99
Hosta Francee (fortunei)

Hosta Francee (fortunei)

£ 4.99
Hosta fortunei var. aureomarginata

Hosta fortunei var. aureomarginata

£ 9.99
Hosta fortunei var. albopicta

Hosta fortunei var. albopicta

£ 9.99
Hosta fortunei var. albopicta

Hosta fortunei var. albopicta

£ 4.99
Hosta fortunei

Hosta fortunei 'Albomarginata'

£ 9.99
Hosta First Frost

Hosta First Frost

£ 11.99
Hosta Fire and Ice

Hosta Fire and Ice

£ 11.99
Hosta Empress Wu (PBR)

Hosta Empress Wu (PBR)

£ 11.99
Hosta Devon Green

Hosta Devon Green

£ 8.49
Hosta Devon Green

Hosta Devon Green

£ 8.99
Hosta Collection

Hosta Collection

£ 9.99
Hosta collection

Hosta collection

£ 29.9
Hosta Collection

Hosta Collection

£ 11.99
Hosta Canadian Blue

Hosta Canadian Blue

£ 9.99
Hosta Blue Mouse Ears

Hosta Blue Mouse Ears

£ 8.99
Hosta (Tardiana Group) June

Hosta (Tardiana Group) June

£ 12.99
Hosta (Tardiana Group) Halcyon

Hosta (Tardiana Group) Halcyon

£ 9.99
Hosta (Tardiana Group) Halcyon

Hosta (Tardiana Group) Halcyon

£ 16.99
Hosta

Hosta 'Wide Brim'

£ 9.99
Hosta

Hosta 'Sum and Substance'

£ 9.99
Hosta

Hosta 'So Sweet'

£ 8.99
Hosta

Hosta 'Slug Resistant' Collection

£ 22.99
Hosta

Hosta 'Purple Sensation'

£ 9.99
Hosta

Hosta 'Pilgrim'

£ 11.99
Hosta

Hosta 'Patriot'

£ 24.99
Hosta

Hosta 'Minuteman'

£ 12.99
Hosta

Hosta 'Guacamole'

£ 11.99
Hosta

Hosta 'Great Expectations'

£ 12.99
Hosta

Hosta 'Giant Leaved Mix'

£ 12.99
Hosta

Hosta 'Francee'

£ 8.99
Hosta

Hosta 'Fragrant Blue'

£ 12.99
Hosta

Hosta 'Carnival'

£ 11.99
Hosta

Hosta 'Blue Angel'

£ 11.99
Hardy Hosta Collection

Hardy Hosta Collection

£ 14.99



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