Buy hosta plants and other sun and shade perennials from Hostas Direct. We are known for our low-cost, top-quality perennial plants and shipping and FREE shipping at $115. Hostas (hosta lily or plantain lily) are the most popular shade plants for shade gardens! Read about hosta care below and on our website. Hosta pictures on our site may be of mature plants. Hostas can take 3 to 5 years to fully mature and exhibit their final colors, texture and form. Many hostas have seasonal color or can change color based upon growing conditions. Thus, the Starter TC and Advanced Starter plants you purchase may not match all of the pictures but will with maturity. Learn more about our plant sizes.