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 specimen selection has outstanding cupped, powdery blue leaves with a puckered appearance. Near-white 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. Good slug tolerance. Elegans group. While deer enjoy eating Hosta, this variety may be slightly less palatable to deer than others.