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Are there any hostas that like full sun?

Are there any hostas that like full sun?

Hosta varieties with extensive white coloration or with thin leaves are likely to burn in full sun. In general, blue-leaf hostas require shade, while those with fragrant flowers, gold or yellow foliage or slight white variegation can tolerate more sun.

Are hostas good for a border?

They spread out to fill in the soil areas between the plants. This was taken the end of June and they are just starting to bloom. Halcyon is probably the best Hosta for borders or any place. I have grown them in almost full sun and they had very little burning.

What looks good planted next to hostas?

Astilbe, ferns, geraniums, and shady-friendly bulbs are great companions for hostas. Two of our favorites: bleeding hearts and heuchera. Bleeding heart (dicentra) plants provide delicate flowers and elegant, arching branches — the perfect contrast to bold, shiny, or variegated hosta plants.

Can hostas grow in sunny areas?

Yes, you can grow hostas in sun or shade. We think of hostas as shade plants, but there are plenty of sun-tolerant varieties providing gorgeous leaf colors, textures, flowers, and fragrance. If you would like more plant ideas, see Best Flowering Plants for a Cottage-Style Garden.

What is the most sun tolerant hosta?

Hosta plantaginea
Hosta plantaginea is one of the most sun-tolerant hosta species, thriving even in four to six hours of sun exposure.

What plants do well in full hot sun?

7 Heat-Tolerant Plants that Love the Sun

  • Lantana.
  • Lemon Verbena.
  • Cosmos.
  • Marigold.
  • Geranium.
  • Salvia.
  • Sedum.

How many hostas can you plant together?

Plant each small hosta approximately 28 inches (70 cm) apart. Plant each medium hosta approximately 40 inches (1 m) apart. Plant each large hosta approximately 60 inches (150 cm) apart. Plant each Giant hosta approximately 80 inches (2 m) apart.

Can you plant hostas with hydrangeas?

With the right planning, hostas (Hosta spp.) and hydrangeas (Hydrangea spp.) are perfect partners. Both thrive in part shade, while hostas even tolerate the deeper shade cast by the taller shrubs.

How do I organize my garden hostas?

Ideally, if two hostas are close together, one should complement the other. A simple design trick is to use a solid-colored hosta to echo a color in a variegated one. For instance, you might place a gold hosta next to a gold-variegated hosta or a green hosta next to a green-and-white-variegated hosta.

How far apart should you plant hostas?

Soil Conditions: Hostas can survive in a wide range of soils but prefer a rich, moist soil, high in organic matter. Correct Spacing: Depending the variety, space plants 1 to 4 feet apart. Planting closer with allow the plants to fill in faster creating a ground cover of hosta.

What is the best perennial for full sun?

10 Best Perennials For Full Sun

  • Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)
  • Daylily (Hemerocallis)
  • Bearded Iris (Iris spp.)
  • Peony (Paeonia spp.)
  • Lily, Asiatic (Lilium)
  • Tickseed (Coreopsis spp.)
  • Salvia (Salvia spp.)
  • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Lavender is a wonderfully scented, bushy perennial.