Hostas are the earliest plant that grows in the spring season. They let bulbs grow and provide shade, especially under tree shade. When the growing season ends the Hostas foliage helps to cover bulbs leaves.
Allium plants are great companion plants for Hostas, it looks like both are the same plant. You can grow spring bulbs plants with hosta in sun.
Hostas look in contrast with these perennial plants having different shapes, textures, and colorful flowers. Shade perennials good companion plants for Hostas, planting these companions in the border garden gives a wonderful glimpse.
Blue hydrangeas and pink spiky Astilbes look perfect with yellow and green vegetative Hostas.
Astilbes are tidy and attract dark-green foliage. It has snowy midsummer flowers that have a fuzzy texture and colors range from white through pink, red and violent.
Heuchera is primarily grown for its bright and colorful foliage. They have varieties of foliage different in size, shape, and colors and also produce midsummer flowers that attract hummingbirds. The foliage comes in colors ranging from shiny burgundy to coopery-orange and lime green.
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Perennial geraniums are the toughest foliage perennial you can grow. Though they like to grow in full sun, they can also grow equally well in partial shade.
The texture of the foliage has a lacy effect and grows loose and mounding. The foliage has a variety of colors ranging from white to pale pink flowers, maroon, magenta, and blue. Most varieties keep flowering on and off from late spring through the fall season.
The hardy zone in 3-9. These tiny pink hearts known as bleeding hearts add a contrast like no other plant. Their soft and feathery leaves give softness to the wide and angular foliage of the hosta that makes a breathtaking combination.
Hardy in zones 3-8. These are the clump-forming perennial plants. They have heart-shaped, dark green, and white foliage that spread with hosta. They are shade and rabbit tolerant, and sport blue flowers in the spring.
Hellebore is one of my favorite companions for hostas. They not only tolerate shade but actually love it. This perennial plant grows along with the size of hostas and rewards you with long-lasting flowers. They start growing when the show is on the ground and continue growing strong till the hostas start to clump out.
Annual flowering plants are a great choice to add a few colors between hostas.
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Under Shade Shrubs And Vines
Planting hostas with other low-maintenance shade perennials is an easy way to add variety and sophistication. So, you can grow shade perennials from scratch or if you have a shade garden, make some space to pair with hostas. Giving them strong and shade-tolerant companions.
Alchemillas are spring-green leaves with zig-zac edges. They have silver hairs on the surface of the leaves that turn water droplets into jewels. In early summer, the lady’s mantle produces large clusters of tiny chartreuse flowers that are excellent for cutting.
Epimedium (hearts in nature) is another spring-blooming perennial that likes to take center while hostas are still growing up. It has heart-shaped foliage and delicate flower clusters in white, yellow, pink, and violet.
This plant has a neat bounding habit. Their foliage is showier than their flowers. Foliage ranges from chocolate brown to burgundy, blue-green, orange, and chartreuse.
Lamium (spotted dead nettle)
“Lamium maculatum” is a lovely ground cover, you can use then to decorate the hostas edges. They have silver foliage and produce showy pink, purple or white flowers in late spring.
There are many beautiful cultivars such as “white Nancy” and “Purple Dragon”. Some of the Lamium is invasive so make sure you check the area occasionally otherwise it becomes difficult to control.
Pulmonaria is another shade-loving plant with lovely foliage. During the summer the foliage is covered with clusters of flowers colored pink, blue, or purple, and sometimes the same as the plant’s color.
Tiarella is another foliage plant that has similar foliage as heuchera but is not as flashy. It tolerates more heat and humidity than heuchera which makes them a good choice for the southern area. In late spring, it produces pale pink or creamy white bottle-brush flowers.
What’s your favorite plant?
Now I’d like to hear from you: which companion plants for Hostas, in today’s post are you going to try first?
Or maybe, I didn’t mention your favorite plant. Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now. Before going if you want to grow beautiful flowers in your garden? Then click on these articles also.