Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full to partial shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: High
Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast-growing, compact mound to 18 in. high, 3 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Shade Loving
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Late spring
Botanical Pronunciation:HOS-tuh x tar-DI-a-na
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Growth habit:Compact
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast-growing, compact mound to 18 in. high, 3 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Blue-green
Blooms:Late spring
Flower color:Purple
Design IdeasWith its preference for deep shade, Halcyon thrives in the dark beneath evergreen conifers. Also does fine with some filtered sun and makes a pretty back-border plant for Hosta beds under trees. Its blue-gray coloring looks best when it is used as a filler between more yellowish green plants and Fern.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full to partial shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: High
Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
History:
The genus Hostacontains over forty different species mostly native to China and Japan. H. plantaginea, from which most ofour modern hybrids descend reached Europe in the 1780s. It was first introducced from China by French botanist, Lamarck. Much breeding has produced a huge range of platns with a variety of qualities.
Lore:
Hosta is the grown up cousin to the plantain weed, which came to America with colonials. It naturalized so easily that Native American's claimed it sprang up wherever the white man walked.