Miniature and dwarf Hosta varieties are increasingly available and endlessly inspiring for shady to partly shady planting areas, be they gardens or containers.
In the roomier space of a garden they can simply be placed forward of larger plants or used as a unique border. Where they really shine though, is tucked into nooks and crannies; rock gardens; miniature or fairy gardens and container gardens.
In pots, just using a mix of different colored and striped Hosta can give an eye pleasing planting. Don't be afraid to mix them with other plants, however.
Add a bit of contrast and movement by pairing them with fine textured shade lovers such as Carex or Acorus.
In a tall container, you can gracefully frame them with a base of small-leafed trailers such as licorice or Vinca vines.
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To get a bit jazzier, use a boldly hued coleus or a dramatic Colocasia in the center of miniature Hosta of a contrasting color.