Plantain Lily 'June'

Hosta 'June'

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A close up of the leaves of Hosta 'June'
Hosta 'June' is a compact mound forming perennial with grey-green leaves. The leaves have a large golden yellow centre, irregular blue-tinged edging and blue-green streaking. In mid to late summer, it produces erect stems of nodding purple flowers.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

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

Collect seeds in autumn from dry seed heads, sow in Spring and place in a cold frame. Seeds are unlikely to come true.

Special features

Ground cover

Attractive leaves

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

This fantastic foliage plant is easily used for underplanting but it is equally grown in containers in urban courtyards and formal beds of cottage gardens.

Personality

Family

Hostaceae

Flower colour

Purple

Scent

None
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