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(a day, or plantain, lily), a genus of perennial herbaceous plants of the family Liliaceae. The rhizome is compact or short-branched. The numerous radical leaves vary in shape from narrowly lanceolate to broadly ovate, often with a cordate base; their coloration is green or, sometimes, gray-blue owing to a waxy sheen. There are many forms with variegated leaves. The flower stalks are sparsely leafed; the inflorescence is racemose and often unilateral. The perianth is funnelform or funnelform-campanulate, six-lobed, and lilac or violet in coloration (less commonly, white). The fruit is a leathery capsule. There are about 40 species (some of cultivated origin), distributed in temperate and warm regions of Southeast Asia. The USSR has two species, growing in the southern Primor’e, on Sakhalin, and on the Kuril Islands. Plantain lilies are valuable shade-tolerant foliage ornamentals. They are often cultivated under the generic name Funkia.

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well, doing something over the hostas that he would find easier to do than I would.
Ranging in size from the 4-inch Teeny Weeny Bikini to the prehistoric looking giants such as Empress Woo, which grows to 4 feet wide and equally as tall, hostas are far from ordinary.
As for thriving in shade, it is truer to say that hostas are shade-tolerant rather than revelling in it.
Provided they are kept moist, hostas should do well in hanging baskets because they escape slugs and snails.
Hostas are grown initially for their bold foliage, which makes them a favourite in the garden, and also with flower arrangers because they are good for the base of an arrangement and perhaps because their size covers a multitude of sins ( including undistinguished containers.
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Its bold foliage definitely attracts attention and looks great combined with ferns, hostas and grasses.
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Q MY beautiful hostas are being ruined by slugs, which seem immune to the pellets I've put down.
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