Since I have a lot of shade in my front yard and part of my backyard I have room for a lot of them. I have about twenty different types so far. I tend to like the ones that have white or cream edges (margins), but I am trying to mix some plain or two-toned green ones in for contrast.
These are some of my favourites:
Hosta 'Lancifolia' - this was a gift from friends and it has lovely shiny leaves that are fairly slender. It has a medium-green coloured leaves.
Hosta 'Queen Josephine' has medium green leaves with a lovely ivory coloured margins.