|Hostas are good garden plants, thriving in all soils from pure clay to boggy ground and they usually get bigger every year. They don't seem to suffer from any significant diseases but their enemy at times are slugs and snails. The cultivar,
'Shelleys' is a medium, spreading perennial with lance shaped mid-green leaves, shiny undersides. Bell shaped, lavender flowers bloom on straight, bare 30 inch stems in the midseason.