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 large selection has dark green leaves with a thin yellow, streaky margin that fades to creamy white in the summer. Lavender flowers in mid summer that are followed by stunning reddish purple seed pods. Suitable also for planting in mixed containers or tubs. 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.