Deep shade-loving Hostas
Hostas love shade. There are lots of posts and lots of lists about Hostas that do well in lots of sun. But what about Hostas that do well in deep shade? I thought I'd start a thread just for them.
I have a treed hillside that gets dappled sun all day. I tried to establish a few large Hostas 3 years ago, and to my dismay several of them appear to shrink each year, either coming back with fewer eyes or smaller leaves than the previous year.
- Big Daddy (it's really regressed; I've had to move it out)
- Golden Standard
- Final Summation (fewer eyes)
- Snow Cap
- Hudson Bay (just a slow grower?)
What's doing well:
- Frances Williams
- Olive Bailey Langdon
- Wide Brim
- Blue Angel
I hope to add more (large, very large, giant) Hostas every year, but I don't want them to to fade away.
What are your experiences with Hostas that get very little direct sunlight? Do you have some that do especially well in deep shade?