I started planting hostas about 5 years ago, since I was looking for plants that grew well in an area that has alot of shade. Hostas are really great for areas that don't get much sun. I have 5 different kinds in a small area around my back porch. Most of the plants I love the best needed full sun. One of my aunts planted hostas way back in the early 1960's, and they continue to come up every year.
I must read up more about this plant, as I don't know if these are the original plants, or are new plants started from the original plants. I was surprised to find out there are 80 different kinds .