Looking for zone 9 hostas that can take the heat? While some varieties aren’t heat resistant, there are others that can be grown in hot places like Tuscon, Houston, and Orlando. Let’s look at some of the best hostas for warm climates like zone 9!
1. June hosta
‘June’ hosta is a medium-sized variegated hosta variety. This plant is heat tolerant and does well in zone 9 climates. The foliage is a beautiful mix of green, blue, and yellow. The flowers are quite pretty and bloom in mid to late summer.
2. Sum & substance hosta
‘Sum & Substance’ is a large hosta variety that can grow up to 3 feet tall. This plant has light lime-green leaves and can be grown in zone 9 as long as it receives shade (especially in the afternoon). The flowers are white and bloom in mid to late summer.
3. So sweet hosta
The ‘So Sweet’ hosta is a small variety that only grows to about 8 inches tall. This plant has heart-shaped leaves that are dark green with white margins. It’s quite heat tolerant and does well in zone 9 climates.
4. Patriot hosta
‘Patriot’ is a very popular hosta variety that is medium sized and can grow up to 2 feet tall. The leaves are dark green with white margins. This plant does well in zone 9 climates as long as it receives afternoon shade. The flowers are light lavender and bloom in mid summer.
5. Key lime pie hosta
‘Key Lime Pie’ is a pretty variegated hosta with dark green leaf centers and ruffled yellow margins. These plants are heat resistant and can be grown in zone 9 (but do give them shade).
6. Daybreak hosta
‘Daybreak’ is a chartreuse golden hosta that is very tolerant of sun and heat. It’s a fast grower and does well in zone 9 climates. The flowers are lavender white and bloom in mid to late summer.
7. Hadspen samphire hosta
‘Hadspen samphire’ is a glossy light-medium green hosta that can be grown easily in zone 9. This variety does not have variegation and is less susceptible to leaf scorch than most others.
8. Heavenly tiara hosta
‘Heavenly Tiara’ is a specialty variegated hosta with apple green leaves and white leaf margins. These plants are heat resistant and can be grown in zone 9 climates in southern states like parts of Arizona, Florida, and Texas.
9. Little sunspot hosta
‘Little sunspot’ is a mini hosta that only grows to about 6 inches tall. As the name suggests, this plant is quite heat tolerant and does well in zone 9 climates. The leaves are dark green with sunny yellow centers (hence the name). The flowers are white and bloom in mid summer.
10. Frosted jade hosta
‘Frosted Jade’ is a classic medium-green hosta with thin white leaf margins. These plants are heat resistant and can be grown in zone 9 climates. The lavender flowers usually bloom in June in southern climates.