Sun Tolerant Hostas: Planting Hostas In The Sun
The following are some facts about sun tolerant hosta:
1) They grow well in bright sunlight.
(It’s not just the plants that thrive, but also the humans.)
2) They do best when they get direct light during the day time.
(They need to stay out of shade!) But if it gets too hot or cold, then they will survive in indirect sunlight.
3) You can use them indoors and outdoors.
(You don’t have to keep them inside all the time.)
4) They’re easy to care for because they’re not very invasive.
(But they do require regular watering.)
How To Grow Sun Tolerant Hostas?
1) Choose a sunny location where there is plenty of direct sunlight.
(If you live in a place without much sunshine, then choose another location).
2) Water your sun tolerant hosta plants regularly.
(Don’t let them dry up completely!)
3) If you want to grow them outside, make sure they get at least 6 hours of direct sunlight every day!
(And avoid getting frosty weather).
How To Care For Sun Tolerant Hostas?
1) Sun tolerant hostas don’t need too much maintenance.
(Just make sure they get sun!)
2) But if you neglect them, they won’t grow as well!
(They won’t be able to fend for themselves, so you should take good care of them).
3) They look great in flower beds or in large containers.
(And they are easy to maintain).
4) They also make good hiding spots for little critters such as frogs and salamanders.
(But they don’t provide much cover for bigger animals).
5) They can grow well in soil or in sand or gravel.
(It’s up to you!)
6) If you’re feeling really adventurous, then you can try planting them in water!
(But this is for more experienced people).
How To Propagate Sun Tolerant Hostas?
1) You can get new sun tolerant hosta plants from their seeds.
(It might take some time before they grow into full-sized plants.)
2) Or you can buy transplanted seedlings.
(These are easier to take care of than the plants that have just been planted).
3) If you have extra, you can share them with your friends or neighbors!
(They make excellent gifts! But remember, they need plenty of sun to survive).
4) You can also divide existing plants into smaller pieces.
(The original plant will soon grow into a new one).
5) But make sure you have the right equipment to do this task!
(It’s not as easy as you might think!)
6) You can also use cuttings to create new sun tolerant hosta plants.
(It’s cheaper than buying transplanted seedlings).
Sources & references used in this article:
Photosynthetic Responses of Four Hosta Cultivars to Shade Treatments by JZ Zhang, L Shi, AP Shi, QX Zhang – Photosynthetica, 2004 – Springer
Analysis of the variation in scent components of Hosta flowers by HS-SPME and GC–MS by Q Liu, G Sun, S Wang, Q Lin, J Zhang, X Li – Scientia Horticulturae, 2014 – Elsevier
Photosynthesis of Hosta under light and controlled-release nitrogen fertilizer by JZ Zhang, W Wang, GF Sun, HZ Liu, XD Li – Russian Journal of Plant …, 2011 – Springer
Anthocyanins of the genus of Hosta and their impacts on tepal colors by N Liu, G Sun, Y Xu, Z Luo, Q Lin, X Li, J Zhang… – Scientia …, 2013 – Elsevier