Boasting diverse leaf shape, size, color, and texture, hostas are the supreme plant for shade.
This guide features 280 of the best new and old hostas, each handpicked by veteran plantswoman Diana Grenfell for its superb performance in the landscape.
The descriptions include botanical details to aid in plant identification and selection, succinct cultivation notes, and brief comparisons to 545 similar and related hostas.
Fabulous photographs by Michael Shadrack accompany the descriptions.
Gardeners will find this a practical reference for taking to the nursery or garden center and a valuable complement to the authors' comprehensive Color Encyclopedia of Hostas.