Hosta are outstanding foliage plants for full to partial shade. Some varieties will tolerate full sun if given a consistently moist situation. Hosta are long-lived, dependable and very easy to grow. They are undemanding and low maintenance perennials grown primarly for their fabulous foliage, however all do flower, usually in mid-to-late summer. The bell-like flowers are generally lavander or white and held on tall stalks well above the plant.Slug Resistant Hosta -- Look for Hosta with quilted or corrugated foliage and a thicker substance.