Plantain Lilies

Plantain Lilies (Hosta Plants) are a perennial favorite among gardeners. Their lush foliage and easy care make them ideal for a low maintenance garden. Originating in the Orient and brought to Europe in the 1700s, today there are over 2,500 cultivars with such variety in leaf shape, size, and texture, that an entire garden could be devoted to growing Plantain Lilies alone. While Plantain Lily care is considered easy, it helps to know a little bit about how to grow Plantain Lilies to help the plants reach their full garden potential. Although Hosta Plants are touted as shade lovers, their sunlight requirements vary widely. Successfully growing hostas in the shade depends on the color. Hosta leaves come in a variety of greens, ranging from a color so deep it’s called blue to light chartreuse to a soft creamy white. A good rule of thumb for the placement and care of hostas is the lighter the foliage, the brighter the sun. The deeper darker foliage retains its color best in moderate shade. The variegated varieties need more sunlight to keep their white and gold stripes. All Plantain Lilies need some shade and few, if any, will do well in strong direct sunlight. They will fully mature in four to eight years. For the best care of hostas, plant them in rich organic soil with a slightly acidic pH. You’ll only have to do it once. Dig the planting hole about a foot deep, and wide enough to accommodate the spread of a full-sized plant. This will make it easier for the roots to establish a foothold and begin their horizontal spread. In spite of their almost tropical look, hostas are rugged, and once established, they tolerate almost any soil and will grow for years.

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