Hostas are some of the most popular and versatile shade perennials. Grown primarily for their foliage, they add color and texture to shade gardens, woodland areas and containers. These perennial plants are easy to grow and return year after year. They can be used as ground cover or planted along shaded walkways. Variegated hostas are often used as accent plants. Hostas can range in size from mini hosta, often growing less than 12" tall, to giant hosta that can grow more than 4' tall. Most hosta plants grow in zones 3-9 and perform best in partial to full shade. Hostas are available in foliage colors that can range from blue-green, chartreuse, variegated, white—and lots of hues in between.