These popular perennials are actually from Japan. There are many different varieties. Host’s are grown mainly for their large green or variegated foliage. Their leaves vary in color from solid green, to blue-green, white/green variegated, and yellow/green variegated. They bloom with small clustered purple flowers on spikes that sprout from the center of the plant in July and last until early August. Hosta’s like the shade but will take some filtered sunlight. Don’t put them in full sun. Unfortunately, in the south Jersey area, deer are a large problem and deer love to eat Hostas. If you can keep them out of the reach of deer then add it to your garden.