Hostas are called 'shade-tolerant' plants, meaning they will grow in shade or partial shade. But some hostas need a period of full sun to look and perform their best. Although it is not recommended that any hosta be in full sun all the time, many Hostas are more vigorous and display their most vibrant colors if given at least some sun exposure. Here are some tips to help you pick the right hosta for your site.
Creeping Jenny, Golden Moneywort. (Lysimachia nummularia Aurea) Excellent, fast spreading groundcover forms a leafy mat only 3” tall. Foliage will be bright yellow in full sun. Penny-sized gold leaves freely root at the nodes. Profuse buttercup yellow flowers in summer. Provides a perfect blanket of color beneath Hydrangea, Hostas and Ferns. 3" Height.
coleus - This fast growing and easy to propagate plant is extremely popular in container gardens, due in part to its striking colors and varieties. They need well drained, nutrient enriched soil, and regular watering for optimum growth. Keep in mind that most varieties prefer full sun, but some require partial shade to thrive, so check your seed packet or plant label for light requirements. Read more: http://blog.builddirect.com/6-plants-that-thrive-in-full-sun/#ixzz3gk8KK6NE