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Hosta pot display


Hostas reign supreme when it comes to striking foliage, but they also bear pretty purple flowers in summer, which are attractive in their own right. This eye-catching container display combines Hosta 'Wide Brim' with a selection of other shade-loving, foliage plants, resulting in the perfect, perennial display for a shady corner.

Plant it: May - June
At its best: June - August
Takes just: 30 minutes

How to do it:

Adding compost


Add crocks to the base of the container to aid drainage, and fill the pot two-thirds with compost.


Add slow-release fertiliser granules to the compost and mix it in with your hands.


Gently tease the plants out of their pots and plant them in the container. Make sure the lush leaves of the hosta are displayed towards the front of the pot.


Water the plants well, then leave the container to drain fully before moving it to its final location.

Our tip

Choose a large, heavy terracotta or ceramic pot for greater stability.

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chezkaty 24/11/2011 at 15:27

how tolerant is a hosta to very cold winters ie -15 degrees c