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Halcyon Hosta

Hosta x 'Halcyon' (Tardiana Group)

An excellent hosta for a small garden with a compact, medium-sized mound of gorgeous, glaucous blue-green, flattened, heart-shape leaves. Pairs well with bright, variegated hosta varieties. The thick foliage is more slug resistant than others. Tall stems of showy pale lavender-mauve flowers emerge in summer. An herbaceous perennial.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical PronunciationHOSS-tuh tar-DI-a-na
LoreHosta 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. The genus Hosta contains over forty different species mostly native to China and Japan. H. plantaginea, from which most of our modern hybrids descend reached Europe in the 1780s. It was first introduced from China by French botanist, Lamarck. Much breeding has produced a huge range of plants with a variety of qualities.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; forms foliage clump 18 in. tall, 36 to 42 in. wide.
Bloom TimeMidsummer
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Ligularia (Ligularia); Painted Fern (Athyrium)

Provide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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