Family Liliaceae Plant type: Herbaceous perennial Planting time: Anytime but ideally Winter whilst the plant is dormant. Size: 30 x 30cm Spacing: 30cm apart Aspect: Shade to part light. In very cold climates Hostas will tolerate full sun but the leaves will often scorch. Soil: Rich & moist. Hostas love a soil which is high in organic matter so work in some leaf mould, compost or well rotted animal manure each Winter. Watering: Keep well watered whilst the plants are actively growing. Fertilising: A complete fertiliser should be applied at least annually in Spring. Flowering time: Summer. Pruning required: None required other than a tidy up as the plant goes dormant each Winte. Climatic Tolerances: Cool to sub-tropical.
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