Hosta Blooming at the Bull Moose Dog Run
Hosta is native to China, Japan, and Korea. It’s a shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial, with lush, sensuous foliage. Hosta varies in size from dwarfs, which are inches tall, to giants of five feet. Leaves come in a variety of colors, shapes and textures: blue-green, dark green, chartreuse, bronze, red, variegated, crinkled, smooth, wavy, concave, oval, round, heart-shaped, elongated, narrow, and twisted.
New York City is ideal for Hosta plants
With a relatively cool climate, and sun that isn’t too strong, New York City is a great place for Hosta plants. In Roosevelt Park, sweeps of magnificent hosta grow luxuriantly in front of the Bull Moose dog run.
The origins of Roosevelt Park’s Hosta plants
We planted Hosta in the park in 2014, and they are now mature, rich in color and large. Hosta bloom in late spring, so June is a great time to visit the park and see them.