A Northern exposure tucked in a nook that also blocks the Eastern sun. We're not Hosta experts, we just love the pretty foliage and carefree plants. Aside from mulching for the winter, we don't do anything to this bed. It's on the "forgotten" side of the house away from the entrances and driveway. I suppose we should have divided them last year, because I'll have to reseed three feet of lawn now. But I love the look of the giant plants.
Thank you. The lack of direct sun is a huge factor, I'm sure. But the annual, late-fall application of organic mulch, which breaks down readily, also seems to really agree with these plants.
The south side of your house sounds like it would be a challenge. I wish you luck and some very shady Birch trees. :)