What Plants Go Well With Hosta Plants?

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    What Plants Go Well With Hosta Plants?

    Hostas are a favourite with home gardeners for their ability to grow in the shade and for their attractive foliage. Easy to care for and relatively hardy, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from only a few inches to more than 4 feet tall. Plants that grow well with hostas are those that also grow well in the shade and complement the hosta's leaves.

    Hosta plants are grown for their leaves. (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

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    Bulb Plants

    Bulb plants are a desirable choice for planting with hosta because the leaves of the hosta hide the brown, fading foliage once the bulb plant is done blooming. Early spring bloomers are the best choices, according to Ohio State University. Traditional favourites, such as tulips and daffodils, are tall enough to create a beautiful show above a blanket of hosta leaves. Crocuses are excellent as a border around a group of hostas.

    Tulips go well with hosta plants. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

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    Ferns

    The lacy foliage of fern plants creates a visual contrast against the wide, broad leaves of hosta. Ferns thrive in the same cool, damp soil and shady conditions as do hostas. Try the lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina), a hardy fern that prefers continually moist soil. The holly fern (Cyrtomium spp.) grows even in full shade and can reach heights of 30 inches, making it a good choice to pair with large-species hostas such as sagae.

    Ferns contrast well with hosta leaves. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

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    Hellebores

    Hellebores are some of the earliest-flowering perennials. Some bloom as early as January. Most begin blooming in February and last until June. They produce tall flowers that tower over the hosta leaves. even if those hostas are still covered with snow. Lenten Rose is a cultivar featuring flowers ranging from creamy white to a deep purple. Christmas Rose is the earliest bloomer and features small, white flowers. The best benefit of planting hellebores around hostas is that they are poisonous. Deer loves hostas but stay far away from hellebore. Plant hellebore with your hosta to repel deer.

    Hellebore protect hostas from deer. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

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    Annuals

    Annual bedding plants instantly to add colour to hosta planting. Impatiens come in a range of colours and, unlike many annuals, bloom even in the shade. Coleuses, like hostas, are foliage plants, but are annuals. Still, they come in many more colours than hostas do, including bright pink and yellow. They thrive in part shade. Begonias are another flowering annual that goes well with hosta plants. The wax begonia (Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum) is a very hardy flower that grows in partial shade.

    Coleus are vibrantly coloured annual foliage plants. (Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

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