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Choosing and growing hostas __ "No wonder hostas are one of the most popular perennials. They are very easy, adaptable, and relatively fool-proof. To know how to grow them successfully, you should know a couple of cultural needs. To know how to choose from the many available, and to grow them at their best, there are a few more facts." - From University of Vermont Extension -

Grow Hostas for beauty, longevity and durability! __ "Hostas are popularly grown as ornamental plants for their attractive and beautiful foliage. But, we hadn’t known before researching for this article how extensively varied are their shapes, sizes, textures and colors!" - illustrated - From -

Growing Hosta __ A good overview and growing tips - illustrated - From -

Growing Hosta __ A good look at hostas, their history and how to grow them. - From -  

Growing Hostas __ Lots of information about hostas and growing them. - illustrated - From Ohio State University - 

Growing Hostas: Beautiful Foliage __ "Hostas are wonderful additions to every garden. Don't think of them as a boring plant, or one to stick alone under the shade of a tree. Mix them with color, try new varieties and don't be afraid to move them or try new things! Their foliage can add texture and character to landscapes." - illustrated - From - 

Growing Hostas in Containers __ "Hostas need not be confined to growing in the garden. With leaves and flowers of many shapes, colors, and textures, hostas can be successfully grown in containers, with many varieties to choose from." Learn what works best. - From Joanie Matthews -

Growing Hostas in Northeast - East Texas Gardening __ "Hostas are said to be the number one perennial in the United States, and are only recently catching on in popularity in Texas."  Learn how to grow them in Texas. - From -

Growing Hostas From Seed __ "Not every hosta produces seed pods. Some hostas produce huge numbers of pods and seeds… others produce pods but very few seeds, and sometimes seeds are not viable and will not germinate. I have found that germination is often poor with purchased seeds, but the germination rate for seeds I collect from my own hostas is astonishingly high. "  Learn the process. - illustrated - From -

Growing Hostas in Full Sun? __ "Hostas are shade plants, right? Well, yes and no. We think of hostas as shade perennials, but there are some hostas that need a dose of sunshine to look and perform their best."  Learn more. - From - 

Growing Hostas - Propagation __ "Division is the name of the game when it comes to propagating hostas. Making one plant into two or more is a simple and effective way of increasing your hosta garden."  You will find many other articles about growing hostas too. - illustrated - From -   

Growing Hostas. Why? __ You will find many wonderful reasons when you read through this page. - illustrated - From -

Growing Tips from The Hosta Network __ "The answers here are provided by John Cash of Bishop's Farm and Kevin P. Walek of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Hosta Society. Their answers are based on experiences and knowledge of growing hostas in particular areas of the country. Of course, your experiences might be different."  A series of click-to-read articles and resources. - From -

How to grow hostas __ Video about growing hostas. - video - From -    

Hosta, plant information for growing and its use in flower arranging... __ A bit of interesting history and beautiful images of hostas in floral arrangements. - illustrated - From -

Tips For Growing Hostas __ "Hostas are one of the most frequently used landscaping elements. These attractive plants are available in a variety of sizes and colors. In addition to their unparalleled aesthetic appeal, they are also notoriously hearty, making them a fine choice for landscaping projects of all sorts in a wide variety of locations."  Learn what matters when growing these plants. - From -  



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