Common name: Plantain lily
Among the best of all foliage plants (summer flowers are a bonus), hostas vary from large plants to more diminutive types that are suitable for rock gardens. All thrive in shade and make good container plants. They have a reputation for being loved by slugs and snails, so choose your hosta carefully to minimise the holes or consider controlling these pests.
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