• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast-growing, compact mound to 18 in. high, 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Late spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOS-tuh x tar-DI-a-na
    Plant type:Perennial
    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
    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 & Lore
    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.
    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.