June Plantain Lily
June Plantain Lily
Hosta x 'June'Item #1753 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
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Distinctive gold leaves with striking blue-green margins stand out in lightly shaded beds and woodland gardens. Pale lavender flowers appear on showy scapes above the foliage in summer. Heavy, substantial foliage resists slug damage. Selected as 2001 Hosta of the Year. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Filtered to partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Foliage mounds reach 12 in. tall, 30 in. wide; blooms reach 20 in. tall.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuhPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Foliage mounds reach 12 in. tall, 30 in. wide; blooms reach 20 in. tall.Foliage color:VariegatedBlooms:SummerFlower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasPlant hostas under high shade tree canopies in masses where their foliage attains its greatest value. Superior interest for foundation planters on the north and northeastern exposures. Solves problem shade in sideyard conditions between multistory buildings. Ideal under shade arbors at outdoor living spaces. Fill sunny spots in large woodland habitat areas. Excellent container plant for under porch or patio canopy and on shaded deck and terrace.Companion PlantsBleeding Heart (Dicentra); Ligularia (Ligularia); Columbine (Aquilegia); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
- CareCare InformationProvide enriched, slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Best color in bright shade or filtered sun; avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. For a tidy appearance, remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge.Light Needs:Filtered to partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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