Hosta plantaginea

Hosta plantaginea (Photo from

Looking forward to fragrant hostas

Judith Adam

Fragrant hostas such as Hosta plantaginea or fragrant plantain lily, a glossy, apple-green hostas that sends up huge white trumpets in August.

Hosta seedling blossom. (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

In praise of hosta flowers

Judith Adam

The first hosta flower spikes are appearing all over the garden. I like their architectural structure, rising on stems high above the plants.