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Hosta, Plantain Lily 'Halcyon'

Hosta 'Halcyon'

General description

Features: Hostas remain attractive from spring to frost, and increase in value with every passing year. An attractive mound of thick blue, heavily ribbed leaves that are slug resistant send up showy violet flowers in summer. Ht: 14-16 inches. Blooms in August. Attracts hummingbirds. Hardiness zones 3-9. 

Plant requirements

Part shade to shade. Plant in moist, but well-drained humus-rich soil. A shady exposure will result in more intense blue leaves.

Maintenance

Remove faded flower stalks for best display. 

Practical use

Excellent for groundcover, border foundation, hillside or accent planting. A splendid choice to brighten dull, shady corners or to add texture beneath shrubs. 

Planted in back southeast corner 2014 or earlier.

Properties

Height
40 cm
Soil type
Any
Sunlight
Partial shade, Full shade
Moisture
Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy