Asked on May 19, 2017

Will Hosta grow in shady area?



7 answers
  • Landsharkinnc
    on May 19, 2017

    Yes, are shade loving, early morning sun is good, but not full sun, nor hot afternoon sun, keep evenly moist...
  • Marcia Lazenby
    on May 19, 2017

    Yes they will they are very hardy....put something like gravel/ sand etc around the plant after it grows to keep the slugs from chewing the leafs

  • Jacks Beta
    on May 19, 2017

    "No Hosta is going to thrive in deep shade. They all need some sunlight to photosynthesize. The shade tolerant varieties seem to do best in an exposure of morning sun and afternoon shade Too much sun exposure willresult in burned leaves, starting from the edges inward"

  • Dor21520615
    on May 19, 2017

    Yes!! Most hostas prefer shady areas and will not thrive in the sun...think sunburn and wilting plants. I have a lot of shade in my yard and probably have had 25 or more varieties of hosta...different sizes and colors. They are easy to divide, so you can fill in areas that are lacking after your hostas are well established. Check local nurseries or google "hosta" and have fun! If you lived near me (southwest Iowa), I'd share!
  • Elaine
    on May 19, 2017

    Yes ... they LOVE shade! Many are sun tolerant now (especially the ones with the larger, heavily-veined leaves) but all do well in shade. By the way, the thicker, well-veined types are also mostly slug resistant as they are just too tough to munch.
  • Cha20880301
    on May 19, 2017

    While Hostas love sun, they will also grow in shady areas as long as they are getting some diffused sunlight. They do not get as large as quickly as those with more sun.
  • Ty
    on May 19, 2017

    I had to move some hostas because of work done near the house. I put some in the shade and they grow fine. I just had to make sure they get the right amount of water and they do fine.
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