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B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,295

I know hostas will tolerate shade, but what conditions do they actually prefer?

In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,438

    They prefer moist conditions in light to medium shade. They do not care for acid soils

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,348

    Mine are mostly on a South facing slope with no shade whatsoever, but the soil is always pretty moist which is , IMHO more important than shade.

    Devon.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,295

    Mine are in pots  in medium shade  - light but minimum sun and looking good. I was being greedy and wondering if I could do better.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087

    My hostas seem to thrive in part or dappled shade 

    They are starting to look good in front of mature  ferns. If I can defeat the slugs then they will stay that way

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,295

    Aye there's the rub image

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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