Hosta 'Halcyon'

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Plant Type:
Shade to Part Sun
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Garden Height:
18 Inches
Garden Spread:
36 Inches
  • Pure blue color that holds up in the heat
  • Sun tolerant
  • One of our bluest Hosta varieties

The powdery blue-green leaves of Hosta 'Halcyon' make for a fun addition to the shade garden. This small-medium sized Hosta forms a tight mound of wavy, pointed leaves that are of good substance. The powdery blue foliage stays true throughout the season. Pale lavender flowers appear in mid to late summer. For a neat contrast, plant 'Halcyon' with yellow-leaved heucheras and painted ferns.

Uses: Beds, Borders, Landscapes, Woodland Gardens
Nature Attraction: Hummingbirds
Notable Features: Cut Flower
Growth Habit: Mounding

Homeowner Growing Tips: Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained soil with high organic content and slightly acidic to neutral pH. They prefer slightly sandy soil over heavy clays as they need aeration for the roots. Grow in high-filtered or dappled sunlight--they can tolerate morning sun but not hot afternoon sun. Hostas are prone to slugs and deer browsing, though some kinds with thicker foliage may not be damaged as badly. Apply slug bait in early spring before the leaves have unfurled to prevent damage. Divide large clumps, if necessary, in spring when sprouts appear, or late summer. Remove dead foliage from the garden in late fall to early winter.

Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc

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