What kind of hosta plant will grow in hot south Texas weather?

by Elda
  8 answers
  • Bijous Bijous on Jan 30, 2018

    Any one of them in the shade. They're lovely, and snails and slugs really love them...

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 30, 2018

    Most don't like afternoon sun, but there are some that do. A little research will let you know which ones like the sun. Hostas are very drought tolerant and should take heat with the right care, especially before they are mature and cover the soil around them. I would check with your local extension office, they should know which ones are the best, as should a local trusted greenhouse, not a big box store.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jan 31, 2018

    Most will do fine. They thrive on heat and not too much water

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 07, 2022

    Most any variety of Hosta will do well, check with your local nursery.

  • Deb K Deb K on May 19, 2023

    Hi Elda, according to Texas A&M these 6 hostas will grow well

    Royal Standard, Blue Cadet, So Sweet, Albo-Marginata, Sugar & Cream, and Blue Angel.

  • Betsy Betsy on Oct 11, 2023

    Hi Elda: Well, hosta plants don't really care for the Texas temps. They like cooler weather and shade in Texas. They like to be in the shade with highly organic soil that drains well. October is the best time to plant them, (especially in central and north Texas) and it's best to plant them in pots so that they can be moved out of direct sun or high heat. They can take the heat for a short period of time. I found this, regarding soil and water: "All hosta species thrive in rich, loamy soil. Amend poor garden soil with organic compost and a 3- to 4-inch layer of mulch around the hosta plants to increase nutrients and retain the moisture in the soil. Hostas thrive in soil that is consistently moist but not waterlogged or soggy. In fact, too much water can cause the rhizomes (shallow, horizontal roots) to rot. A minimum of 1 inch of water per week is recommended by Ohio State University." It's from this site: https://www.gardenguides.com/103798-growing-hostas-texas.html

    Hope your plants survive :)

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 12, 2023

    Ask at local plant nursery.