Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with hundreds of varieties now readily available. Plants form a sturdy mound of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This smaller selection forms a low, dense mound of narrow, oval-shaped dark green leaves with distinct white margins and light grey streaking. Its diminutive size makes it a perfect choice for edging or in containers. Lavender flowers appear in late summer. Tolerates morning sun well. Hosta go completely dormant in the fall, and the dying foliage can be removed any time before mid spring. Easily divided in either spring or fall, but plants may be left alone for years.