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If you are looking for textural contrasts in your garden, you should think about planting one or more plants from the Hosta species. These plants are highly valued for their foliage and flowers. The Hosta works well in most any area of the garden, even along walls and the northern sides of buildings where other plants may struggle.
Hostas can be planted alone, but if you are looking for a low-maintenance ground cover, you can them in clumps. Plant one every two to three feet for ground covering. These plants can be lifted and divided in early spring. However, division is not required, as Hostas thrive when left alone.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|