Want to get the best-looking hostas? It all starts with finding the right balance of sun and shade for your cultivar. Even the most shade-tolerant hostas — often the cultivars with blue leaves — need some sunlight. And others produce brighter foliage if they get several hours of direct sun, especially morning light.
Click ahead for a handy guide: 13 well-known hostas, all cold-hardy in USDA zones 3 to 8, and their preferred light conditions.