Plantain Lily 'June'
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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.
Generally not harvested.
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.
Collect seeds in autumn from dry seed heads, sow in Spring and place in a cold frame. Seeds are unlikely to come true.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
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.