Why spend all that money on gourmet hostas when you can just go down to the local garden center and buy a 6-pack of cabbage or kale? Seriously, though, great hostas are expensive. While you build your collection, satisfy your penchant for bold foliage with a few cheap stand-ins like this. Other cheap and bold foliage to try? Large flowering tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris, annual), and rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) are both beefy and fabulous. Got any more suggestions?
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