Landscapers and gardeners have an affinity towards hosta, a perennial plant that grows under nearly any condition and has beautiful foliage. Originally from Asia, hosta came to the United States in the middle of the 19th century.
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The leaves of hosta come in colors such as green, gold, yellow and blue. Variegated leaves are common in many species of hosta, with a combination of light and dark colors interspaced on the same foliage.
Landscapers often will plant hosta along with such types of flowers as tulips, crocus, daffodils and forget-me-nots. Hosta also goes well with plants like ferns, begonias and impatiens.
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