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Small hostas can get lost when planted in perennial borders unless they are massed. Growing special miniature hostas in containers brings them up to eye level. Here are 16 miniatures in a strawberry pot:

Hosta Containers and Companions

Line a woodland path with mixed hosta create two flowing ribbons of color and texture, with hues from chartreuse to green to blue and foliage that ranges from wide to flat to narrowed and ruffled.

Grow a Lush Shade Garden With Hostas

Where to find unusual hosta varieties

Grow a Lush Shade Garden With Hostas

Hosta 'Gentle Giant' - Mature clump is 46" tall by 68" wide. Leaves are 13" long by 12" wide. Very upright with a beautiful vase shape. Scapes are 4 to 5 feet tall with lavender flowers that are very fertile and produce an abundance of seed. Slug-resistant and good sun tolerance, especially for a blue hosta.

Hosta 'Gentle Giant' | Hostas Direct

Shade garden - hostas, ferns, begonias

Plants to Use for Adding Texture in Your Garden

Hosta 'Undulata" and Spanish Bluebells line this curved path in the shade.

A Lovely and Low Care Garden Path - Jardins Sans Secret

'Blue Ivory'

Concept Plants | 'Blue Ivory'

Hostas, daylilies and shade tolerant ground covers such as lamium can grow under a tree

Plant texture significantly contributes to the overall design. Texture refers to a) the size, shape and arrangement of a plant’s component parts, i.e. fine texture vs. coarse texture or b) the visual and tactile characteristics of a plant surface, i.e. rough vs. smooth.

Weaving Your Garden – the Importance of Plant Texture

love these finials popping out of the hosta garden

Hostas in a pot: every spring they return, in the pot! Add geraniums and ivy for a fuller look.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmer' ENDLESS SUMMER® - and hosta

Tall cairn in shade garden surrounded by hostas, begonias, ferns and impatiens.

Cairn in shade garden | Mother-Daughter Press

Hostas in spring

Conrad Art Glass & Gardens: 1/20/12 Garden change