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Hosta 'Halcyon'

Hosta 'Halcyon'

Also known as

Plantain Lily 'Halcyon', Hosta 'Holstein', Funkia

Full Shade
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H7-H2

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

90cm

20cm

Min

40cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Hosta 'Halcyon' Overview

Hosta 'Halcyon' is a mound forming deciduous perennial that remains compact. It produces sturdy blue green leaves and in summer erect stems with pale lavender flowers. It has been awarded an RHS AGM for its reliability and is more slug resistant than other cultivars.

Common problems with Hosta 'Halcyon'

How to harvest Hosta 'Halcyon'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Hosta 'Halcyon'

Division

Divide clumps every 4 or 5 years in late summer or early spring. Ensure each section has 1 to 3 good buds and trim away damaged roots. Replant at their original depth in the ground with the shoots just poking through the soil. Water and apply a granular feed.

Seed

Seed raised plants very rarely come true to type (except H.ventricosa).

Special features of Hosta 'Halcyon'

Attractive leaves

Ground cover

Other uses of Hosta 'Halcyon'

A perfect plant for growing containers in shady corners of urban courtyard gardens. This plant helps to create a lush looking environment especially when used as ground cover and underplanting in garden borders.