Posted: 20/05/2015 at 20:06
It seems hostas are a little fickle. Dont think the rulesmabout direct sun apply automatically to them
Dove, I find myself doing exactly the same thing with my new hostas. Those Ive had for years are easy. I know where they are happiest. i struggle with Fire Island, for example. Its supposed to tolerate sun but clearly...to my mind...they need shade. Fire and Ice needs shade....easy. they are placed where there is no hot direct sun.
Hostafan will know better than me but the colours seem to,change according to the heat and environment....i.e.,whether its dry or humid.
So far, from my new varieties, but liberty is doing very well. its in the ground and the neighbouring plants seem to provide the cover it needs
its a question of experimenting and knowing,your plants I think.