The Hosta plant is a beautiful, tough, shade loving perennial. It is grown for its amazing foliage and can be an intensely fragrant plant. It has a beautiful summer bloom and is a very drought tolerant plant. Hosta can be used as a cut flower, a fragrance, a container plant or can simply be enjoyed as a low maintenance plant. Hostas are hardy from Zones 3-9 and are also known as plantain lilies. Native to Japan, Korea and China, Hostas are very shade tolerant, low growing plants with large leaves.