Hosta Details


  • Also Known As: Hosta Lily, Plantain Lily
  • Botanical Name: Hosta spp.
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Full Shade
  • Water Demand: Medium
  • Landscape Use: Moon Garden/Night Accent, Container
  • Ornamental Value: White, Pink
  • Native/Adapted: Adapted
  • Wildlife Value: Birds (specifically Hummingbirds), Butterflies (nectar source)
  • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Spreading
  • Plant Spread: 2'
  • Plant Height: 1.5'


Hosta come in a variety of leaf colors and textures. Need moist, organically enriched garden soils and little to no direct sunlight.

Perennial Care Guide

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