be a big help when first getting a garden design started. Some varieties are very showy with large leaves and two colors. People may want a particular shade and these come in a variety of bright and deep greens as well as some that have almost a blue tint.
In addition to different colors, there are also options for different leaf shapes. Some shapes are long and oval while others tend to be more rounded. Some have a texture that looks slightly wrinkled. A few are flat while others may be concave with a slight bend. There are also people that want hostas that produce different kinds of flowers. While the flowers are never the main event, these can vary a lot in size and color.
Local stores and plant sales
People can find quite a few options at local stores like the big box hardware and garden stores. Nurseries often have quite a few choices, which may be ones grown on site or ones that are purchased from a grower.
In some areas, botanical gardens, schools and plant groups may host sales at different times of the year and sell plants to raise money. This can often be a good way not only to get a variety of different hostas but also to also potentially help a good cause.
People do not always realize that they can purchase these plants online from a commercial grower. Most of these growers take orders all year long but only ship in spring or later when the weather has warmed up. These growers often have a huge range of varieties for people to choose from. For anyone that wants a specific color combination such as the blues or green and white varieties, this can be a good way to find many different options.
Many of these growers have been around for a long time and limit sales to hosta-only. A few may offer additional shade loving plants that can be grown with the hostas such as European ginger.