In order to grow superior quality hostas it is essential to do some research regarding their requirements and then provide the plants with the same. Generally speaking, the hostas require rich, fertile soils that are comparatively heavy. In addition, they prefer soils that are somewhat acidic and not neutral. They also grow well in places … Continue reading Cultivation Of Hostas.
There are only two means by which hostas can be propagated: seed or division, which includes tissue culture (micro-propagation). Of the two, division is generally the most useful. Division The simplest method to divide hostas is to remove a wedge-shaped piece from the clump, rather like a slice of cake, using a spade. The slice … Continue reading Propagation Of Hostas.
The huge popularity of hostas in contemporary gardens coupled with the hype generated around them has made it quite difficult to envisage gardening without these plants. The contribution of hostas to any garden is definitely outstanding. In fact, no other enduring plant possesses such luxurious and splendidly colored foliage. Neither is any other plant so … Continue reading Hostas In The Garden.
There are plenty of elegant shade garden plants that go extremely well with hostas enhancing the beauty of your garden. Anemone nemorosa is a pleasantly self-effacing little wood anemone that blooms early in the spring, much before other plants, including the hostas, wake from their hibernation. Wood anemones produce simple, solitary blooms having diverse colors … Continue reading Companion Shade Plants For Hostas.
Although hostas are usually not affected by diseases that inflict other plants, snails and slugs can cause considerable damage to these plants. However, as the conditions in different gardens vary greatly as the population of the hostas, it has often been found that some plants are almost never affected by these pests. While there are several … Continue reading Pest And Diseases Of Hostas.
As far as breeding hostas is concerned, there have been a number of fascinating developments in recent times that have produced plants having exciting colors, usually seen during the spring. In fact, these vibrant colors are evident in all seasons and are found in hostas having foliage combinations of white yellow, green and blue. In … Continue reading Hosta Cultivars.
In botanical terms, the term species denotes a plant group that occurs naturally and can breed together to create fertile offspring's, which are like themselves. A plant’s species name has two parts - the first part is the plant’s genus name (a genus being a group of one or additional plants having analogous attributes), while the … Continue reading Hosta Species.