The size of hosta varieties is one way to narrow the choices down. The location or plant site will somewhat determine the plant size. Several small spreading hostas can be placed in 2 foot square area, whereas, a “Blue Angel’ hosta would quickly overwhelm a small area.
Hosta varieties can also be selected from leaf appearance. Hostas have many leaf sizes and leaf colors. Choosing a hosta variety to enhance a garden with its unique leaf color is common. Hosta plantings can be striking and colorful when the leaf colors are chosen by gardeners in order to show or draw attention to a particular area in a garden.
Many gardens have a variety of hostas. They provide unique color, and most hosta varieties grow well in shady areas and we have not even mentioned the colorful flower scapes yet. Flower color comes in many shades of lavenders to bright whites. The flower scapes extend from the middle of the plant providing pleasing eye appeal.