Hosta plants are the perennial plant type. There is a large variety in this hosta plant category. You can divide hosta plants by their leaf-color and shapes. The color can be blue, gold (yellow), or green or sometime a blend of all the color. The shapes can again vary either being heart-shape, concave or long ones. The leaf-surface of this perennial plant type is not always smooth. These plants are grown in shade should be kept in shade itself or the color will fade in strong sunlight. But the gold-leaf hosta plants have to be kept in sunlight other wise they will not get the golden color.
Hosta Plants With Green Leaves have more leaves than flowers. But the flowers contain a high degree of fragrance. It blooms in late summer. It can't tolerate sunlight so it is either grown in full shade. If not possible partial shade is a must for this type of plants.
Hosta Plants With Gold (Yellow) Leaves flowers in early summer. It needs adequate sunlight.
Hosta Plants With Blue Leaves is grown in full shade.
Hosta Plants With Variegated Leaves grown in partial to full shade.
Maintaining hosta plants
This perennial plant type is not very sensitive and so it needs less care. But little caring is must. It only differs in degree.
- They need a large quantity of water but the water should not stand. It should be drained. They should have a good drainage system.
- Fertilize this perennial plant type three to for times a year
- After the flowering season is over cut the stalk where you find the buds. It should be done or all the fertilization will go to the stalks instead of going to the leaves.
- As the leaves dry remove it or if it is left off it gets mixed with the soil and gives rise to pests.
- The leaves that fall from the tree can be used to make compost. But make sure the leaves are not infectious.
- Be careful of the garden pests. You need to protect your hosta plants from mouse, vole, rabbit and slugs.
Process of pest control for hosta plants
- Place a container near the hosta plants.
- Fill two inches of the bowl with beer.
- The smell of beer attracts slugs and when they try to get into the bowl they will drown.