What Is a Good Flowering Plant to Grow With Hostas?

Grown primarily for their showy, often variegated foliage, hostas like morning sun and filtered afternoon shade. Using large hostas as a background for--or mixing dwarf hostas with--shade-loving impatiens (Impatiens walleriana) creates a colorful spring-to-fall garden palette. Impatiens flowers are white or shades of pink, red, orange or purple.

Keywords: hosta companion flowers, hosta and impatiens, shade plant hosta, shade foliage plant

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A freelance writer, Judy Wolfe has owned Prose for the Pros, a freelance writing business, since 2006. She's been an inveterate traveler since 1961 and draws on her travel experiences to provide articles for such websites as Chincoteague Island Vacations and Berlin Dude. Wolfe holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature from California State University at Pomona.