Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with hundreds of varieties now readily available. Plants form sturdy mounds of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This large specimen selection has big, heart-shaped powdery-blue leaves, and stems of near-white flowers in midsummer. Also good for planting in mixed containers or tubs. Hosta go completely dormant in the autumn, and the dying foliage can be removed any time before mid spring.