Flowering Perennials: Characteristics and Culture

Hosta, Plantain lily

  • Scientific name
    Hosta sp.
  • Height
    6 to 36 inches
  • Bloom period
    July to August
  • Color
    White, lavender
  • Light
    Semi-shade, shade
  • Moisture
    Moist, well drained
  • Soil
    Loam
  • Relative ease of care
    Easy
  • Remarks
    Useful as groundcover. Leaves large in some types.