Material usesThere are no material uses listed for Hosta species.
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Thrives in most fertile soils if they are rich in humus. Grows well in heavy clay soils and in sandy ones. Very limy soils inhibit growth, but plants can thrive in such a situation if plenty of humus is added. Prefers a pH between 6 and 7. Requires a rich soil that does not dry out readily. Succeeds in full sun as well as in deep shade, growing well in the semi-shade of a woodland. In general, the sunnier the position the moister the soil should be. Plants are best not grown under trees in town gardens since the soot washed from the leaves of the trees in wet weather will tend to remain on the hosta. Plants flower better when grown in a sunny position but the foliage is better when the plant is in a shady position. The leaves turn yellowish when the plant is grown in full sun. Plants are in general fully hardy in Britain, but young leaves in spring can be destroyed by frost. New leaves are only produced in the spring and very early summer, so any damage at this time has a deep effect on the plant. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer and rabbits. Plants are very attractive to slugs and snails, the young shoots in spring are especially at risk[111, K].Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus.
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