by Caitlin Puffenberger, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Hostas are a popular choice for gardeners because of their beautiful foliage and shade tolerance. In fact, the color of the leaves can help determine how much shade is appropriate. In general, blue-leafed hostas require the most shade, while hostas with gold, yellow or white leaves can tolerate more sun. Most hostas grow best with morning sun exposure and afternoon shade.
While hostas are best known for their beautiful leaves, some also have lovely — if unusual — blooms that grow at the top of long stalks.
Come stroll through the Asian Valley and along the Woodland Walk to see the beautiful foliage and blooms of our many varieties of hostas.