This plant variety is an herbaceous perennial and this is widely used because of its colorful foliage. The colors of the foliage range from yellow to green to gold and even blue. The blue variety is actually green in color but the waxy substance makes the hosta foliage look like color blue. Apart from its color, this plant species is known for the various sizes and shapes of its foliage. Some shapes are elongated while other hybrids are rounded and conclave. The texture also differs from each hostas hybrid, some have a smooth surface while some hybrids possess as bubbled leaf surface.
The best way to take care of this plant species is to place them under a shaded area as the foliage colors can lighten-up if they are exposed to too much sun, except for the hybrid that produces gold foliage color.
Green hosta hybrid
It is worth noting that this plant species is grown and propagated primarily for its foliage and not for their blooms, except for the Hosta Plantaginea hybrid which is popular for its sweet-smelling white blooms. This hybrid can be grown in partial shade area to full sun in order to induce blooming.
Gold hosta hybrid
Unlike the other hybrids, this one must be placed in an area that has a full sun exposure in order to attain its gold colored- foliage. The color of the bloom of this hybrid is lavender.
Blue leaves hybrid
This hybrid must be placed in a shaded area in order to thrive well. This is called the Blue Moon and the leaves resemble the shape of a heart. This hybrid does not grow as tall as the other hybrids. It blooms around late summer and the color of the bloom is lavender and lilac-blue.
This hybrid of hosta is also called medio variegated because the center of the foliage is white in color. The other type is called the marginally variegated because the white color in the foliage is located at the edges and not in the muddle.
How to take care of hosta plant
1) They love to get a lot of water but drainage is also important. If it will be planted in clay pots, it is advisable that you choose the ones that have holes at the bottom.
2) Use fertile at least once a week in order for them to thrive well.
3) Always remove the dead leaves as this can lead to fungal and viral infection.
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