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 HOSTAS FOR SUN FRAGRANCE AND SLUG RESISTANCES

BY BRUCE ZIMMERMAN

The following lists of plants are just a sampling and must be updated constantly. Plants grown in a lot of sun should be watered regularly. Although Hostas maybe listed as being drought tolerant, they do not do well in this condition. During times of extreme dryness whether in sun or shade, a consistently adequate level of moisture will always reward you with leafy Hostas.  You should avoid getting water on their foliage. This is very important when growing them in the sun.

Full Sun Tolerant Hostas 

H. ‘August Moon’ H.‘September Sun’  
H. ‘Honeybells’ H. ‘Royal Standard’
H. ‘Aphrodite’  H. ‘Erromena’

H. ‘Elegans’

Hosta Elegans One of The Old Good Blue

H. ‘Undulata Univittata’   H. ‘Fragrant Gold’
H.‘Undulata Albomarginata’    H. plantaginea  
H. ‘Sum and Substance’  

Hostas With Some Sun Resistence

H. 'Birchwood Parky's Gold' H. 'Honeybells'

Fragrant Hostas  

Fragrance will vary between these varieties and species. Also plants that are kept a little on the dry side will concentrate their aromatic oils.

H. ‘Summer Fragrance’ H. ‘Aphrodite’  
H. ‘Sweet Susan’ H. plantaginea  
H. ‘Fragrant Bouquet’ H. ‘Honeybells’  
H. ‘Royal Standard’ H. ‘Fragrant Gold’  

H. ‘So Sweet’

Hosta So Sweet is Compact and Neat

H. ‘Sugar and Cream’ H. ‘Invincible’  
H. ‘Abiqua Ambrosia’  H. ‘Aphrodite’
H. ‘Bennie McRae’ H. ‘Bette Davis Eyes’
H. ‘Chelsea Ore’ H. ‘Emily Dickinson’
H. ‘Flower Power’ H. ‘Fragrant Blue’

H. ‘Fragrant Bouquet’

Hosta is Nicely Fragrant

H. ‘Fragrant Flame’ H. ‘Fragrant Gold’ 
H. ‘Garden Bouquet’ H. ‘Sombrero’
H. ‘Iron Gate Supreme’  H. ‘Iron Gate Bouquet’

H. ‘Iron Gate Delight’

H. ‘Iron Gate Glamour’ 
H. ‘Shalimar’  H. ‘Showtime’ 

H. ‘Guacamole’

Not As Fattening As The Real Thing

H. ‘Sugar and Cream’ H. ‘Summer Fragrance’
H. ‘Emily Dickinson’ H. ‘Heaven Scent’
H. ‘Paul Aden’ H. ‘Royal Standard’ 
H. ‘Invincible’ H. ‘Marbled Bouquet’ 
H. ‘Fragrant Candelabra’ H. ‘Fragrant Blue’  
H. ‘Yea’ H. ‘Venus’
H. ‘Royal Accolade’ H. ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’
H. ‘White Knight’ H. ‘Prairieland Memories’
H. ‘Fried Bananas’ H. ‘Sweetie’
H. ‘Sweet Winifred’ H. ‘Old Faithful’
H. ‘Fragrant Flame’ H. ‘Sweet Susan’
H. ‘Moonlight Sonata’ H. ‘Sunshine’
H. ‘Mistress Mabel’ H. ‘Ming Treasure’
H. ‘Buckwheat Honey’ H. ‘Sweet Marjorie’
H. ‘Hoosier Harmony’ H. ‘Royal Super’
H. ‘Sweet Bo Peep’ H. ‘Austin Dickinson’
H. ‘Aqua Velva’ H. ‘Holly’s Dazzler’

Slug-Resistant Hostas  

Some of these varieties and species are more resistant than others. These Hostas are generally considered the best slug resistant ones

H. ‘Blue Wedgwood’ H. ‘Canadian Shield’  
H. ‘Leather Sheen’    H.‘Krossa Regal’
H. ‘Halcyon’ H. s. ‘Elegans’  

H. ‘Queen Josephine’

Queen Josephine Hosta Beauty And Slug Resistence

H. ‘Blue Moon’  H. ‘Love Pat’  
H. ‘Blue Dimples’ H. ‘Hadspen Blue’  
H. ‘Camelot’ H. ‘Dorset Blue’  

H. ‘Blue Arrow’  

Hosta Blue Arrow Blue and Slug Resistence

H. ‘Tokudama’   H. ‘Sweet Jill ’  
H. ‘Sweet Marjorie’  H. ‘Sweet Standard’
H. ‘Sweet Susan’  H. ‘Sweet Winifred’

H. ‘Blue Angel’ 

Hosta Blue Angel Bold Blue And Slug Resistence

H. ‘Northern Halo’  H. ‘Grey Ghost’ 
H. ‘Venus’ H. ‘White Knight’
H. ‘Robert Frost’  H. s. ‘NorthernExposure’ 

 H. ‘Olive Bailey Langdon’

Hosta Olive Bailey Langdon Big Bold Beautiful

H. ‘Sum and Substance’  H. ‘Tokudama
Aureonebulosa’ 
H. ‘Blue Dimples’  H. ‘Blue Whirls’ 
H. ‘Wide Brim’  H. ‘Zounds’ 

H. ‘Great Expectation’ 

Hosta Great Expectations  Deserving of Great Expectations

H. ‘Regal Splendor’  H. ‘Sea Lotus Leaf’ 
H. ‘Snow Cap’  H. ‘Sun Power
H. ‘Super Nova’  H. ‘Tokudama’ 

H. ‘June’

Hosta June One Of My Personal Favourites

H. ‘Bold Ruffles’  H. ‘Blue Mammoth’ 
H. ‘Joseph’   H.‘Guardian Angel
H. 'August Moon' H. 'Big Daddy'
H. 'Aspen Gold' H. 'Fragrant Blue'
H. 'Blue Shadows' H. 'Blue Whirls'
H. 'Christmas Tree' H. 'Night Before Christmas'
H. 'Paul's Glory' H. 'Pineapple Upside Down Cake'
H. 'Sun Power' H, 'September Sun'
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