Most plants that thrive in dark places are themselves dark. Not hostas--they display many shapes, sizes, and shades of greens, blues, and yellows, and make garden statements ranging from subtle and delicate to strikingly bold. Use the full range of hostas to provide dramatic architectural and sculptural interest to any shady space. A list of recommended species and cultivars for every problem area comes with a guide to all aspects of cultivation and care
Diana Grenfell is a writer and international lecturer on hostas, daylilies, and other horticultural topics. She was a co-founder of the British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society and lives in London.