Okay. which is it??? The opening descriptive paragraph says “require partial to full shade” while immediately below that paragraph…and dot high-lighted…“require full sun to partial shade”. WHICH IS IT ???
I have some growing in mostly sun and they’re fine.
(Please Note: I’m not employed by Woot, but I volunteer to help in the forums.)
MOST descriptions of “plants for sale” will (should) include a “Zone” description of growing seasons and usual temperatures - Florida, for example, can be brutal to plants which overheat, AND to plants which don’t handle frosts without woolens.
That is MUCH simpler to provide than trying to communicate size charts for clothing, or manufacturers’ variations in shoes…
Hi there. From our vendor:
These hostas are able to withstand a few hours of direct sun each day. Exposing the Hostas to a fair amount of morning and late afternoon sun usually promotes vigorous growth and better coloration for the plant leaves.
Depending on the zone and season these are planted in some areas may require more sun where others less. You can update this to say partial sun to full shade as the plant will thrive in either.
I think it depends on the variety of hosta and the growing zone, as noted by @flared0ne. I have tons of hostas, and they generally do not do well in more than a couple of hours of direct sun where i live. I have a couple that get sunburned every year. I really need to find new homes for them…
And “sunburned hosta” drag down the entire landscape, they look sickly, ragged and “chewed”, like they’re infested with huge grasshoppers…