Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with hundreds of varieties now readily available. They form sturdy mounds of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This medium-sized specimen selection begins bright yellow in spring, with a narrow green edge. By summer the leaf center is snow-white with a streaky blue green margin. Pale lilac flowers appear in July. 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. Slugs may need to be controlled. Sport of H.‘June’. While deer enjoy eating Hosta, this variety may be slightly less palatable to deer than others. Introduced by Walters Gardens of Michigan, named in honour of their employee Sandy De Boer, who died of breast cancer in 2001.