Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
Grow Me Instead


Hosta spp. and hybrids

About This Species

Zone 3a

Grow me instead of Yellow archangel

Hostas are a herbaceous perennial grown for their foliage. There are many different types of hosta: Over 70 species and 3,000 different cultivars in all different sizes and colors. Hostas are very shade tolerant and have white to violet bell-shaped flowers that bloom in the summer. They like to be planted in moist, well-drained soil.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Fire smart
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Moist but well-drained conditions