Hostas are also edible.
Some species are used in cooking where their young leaves are often forced and harvested as a delicacy in the Far East. We have eaten Hosta 'Fortunei Hyacinthina', cut as emerging shoots much like asparagus would be harvested, then sauted in a knob of butter. Very tasty!
The side of the hosta bank has been terraced, inspired by the terracing at Inverewe gardens (on a smaller scale obviously) but also to make full use of another planting surface. At the base of the terrace I created a raised bed which I covered in newspaper to suppress weeds and then filled in with many tons of topsoil an adaptation of the method used in ‘Lasagne Gardening’ by Patricia Lanza.
Plants available for sale
We have a limited number of hostas , some of which are from the collection, and that are not generally available at garden centres.
Fragrant Hostas such as H. 'Fragrant Bouquet', H. 'Guacamole', and H. 'Fried Bananas'
Other Hosta varieties for sale are Praying Hands’ a very upright hosta that looks like upward pointed fingers in a lovely dark green. There is H. ‘Dream Weaver’ that is green blue with a striking cream central flash. For flower arrangers I have H. ‘Red Cadet’ that produces lovely red mottled stems. We also have a number of other plants , mostly herbaceous perennials, propogated from the garden and available for sale .
List of plants currently available.