Which hosta can take the most sun?
I'm looking for the most sun-loving hosta for a difficult spot on the edge of my property which gets blazing hot sun late in the day and tends to burn the leaves. Most of the day that spot is in shade and semi-shade/dappled sun. At the moment I have a Gold Standard there, but that late sun is just destroying it.
Maybe the spot is impossible and I should just give up on a hosta in that spot. It is just that I have so few spots for hosta and was trying to take advantage of any open spot I could find. West and north sides of my yard are covered in maple trees--almost nothing grows under those giants (sure is cool there, however). East side, which consists of a narrow strip between my driveway and my neighbor's driveway, is dominated by two giant oak trees and it is almost impossible to dig a planting hole in that area, what with all the tree roots. Back yard is wide open to the sun and filled with roses, so there is just a small area on the southwest side of the house where I can grow my ten hostas--minus one if I can't find a sun-lover for that one spot.
Please remember that in my zone 6 (Kansas), that July-August sun is HOT--like we can have temps in the 90s to 105 during most of that time.
Appreciate any suggestions. Maybe I should quit trying to do the impossible. : (