Hosta are one of the best perennials here in UK gardens, forming mounds of attractive, often colourful foliage, which is topped with sprays of bell-shaped flowers in summer. Growing virtually anywhere, and particularly valuable for those awkward shady spots, they are available in a wide range of colours and forms to suit any garden.
Great for filling gaps in beds and borders, they also look fabulous planted up in patio pots and containers seperately for a more formal look. Their attractive foliage creates interest all year round but their stunning flowers really wow in the summer.
They love the sun but will perform just as well in the shade - they're a great choice for planting underneath trees and shrubs in dabbled shade, acting as great groundcover plants.
Francee is a handsome variety with bright green leaves edged in cream and lovely lavender flower spikes in summer.