May 3, 2018
Many gardeners roll their eyes when they hear the word “hosta”, and with good reason. This ubiquitous group of plants shows up more often than not in gardens—heck, we‘ve even seen them growing in Arizona! But there is a reason that they’re so well-known and loved: They’re easy to grow, easy to care for, and have a texture that’s undeniable. Aside from their proclivity to be deer food, the only other knock on hostas is that there are SO MANY varieties, many of which look the same. In this episode we shed light on some of the best varieties for size, color, and texture. Hopefully you’ll find one or two you haven’t heard of and will be excited to add to your collection.
Expert: Daniel Robarts, horticulturist, propagator, and plant breeder at the Coastal Maine Botanic Gardens in Boothbay.