One of the most popular of perennials for shady areas is Hosta. With hundreds of varieties available, you can choose one according to your needs and interest. This plant forms robust mounts of foliage and has a -like blooms, which look quite attractive. This medium-sized shrub has mid-green leaves with streaky and bold white margins which make it unique. Lavender flowers become visible in the month of July. In the fall, it goes dormant. Dying foliage can be easily removed before mid-spring. You can leave it alone for years, however, slugs should be controlled timely. Perfect for planting in tubs or containers. It has good sun tolerance aspect. In 1997, it was selected as Hosta of the year.