Thought some of you might like to know a little about the hosta and its history. For those of you who have or love hostas as much as I do.
Hostas are native to Northeast Asia, mainly Japan China, Korea, There are at least 70 species that are clump forming perennial plants with-like flowers growing on forest or woodland setting’s They are also know as Funkia,Corfu lily,day lily or plantain lily,
The name hosta is in honor of the Austrian botanist Nicholas Thomas Host. Hostas require a dormancy period over winter of below freezing for 6 weeks,so they can get ready for the up coming Spring. Hostas first appeared in western Europe around the late 1700’s to early 1800’s. Then soon after in in the USA.
Soil – good loamy soil ph6 prepared to make your soil well before
planting. As they are shallow rooted, then to cultivated soil before
planting. Hostas are shade loving plants mostly. So it important to
place your plants not in mid-day sun as a general rule. Most variegated
hostas look best with some sun, early in the day. Blue hostas need
early season sun to be there bluest,to much will melt the wax.
Hostas suffer greatly from slugs and snails. Daylilies (hemerocallis) are
Hope you enjoyed some little tid bid of history of the hosta.
-- I love hostas:)