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Hosta Halcyon

This compact blue-leaved Hosta has heart-shaped, pointed leaves and towers of lavender flowers. A handsome choice for the shade garden. (Hosta)
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Price: $9.95

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 18-28" tall, 32-36" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 12HOSG
Common Name Plantain Lily
Botanical Name Hosta
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Estimated Mature Height 18-28" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 32-36" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Foliage Frosted blue-green thick leaves.
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Containers, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy to Grow
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Here's a new one that holds its blue-green color and sends up beautiful stalks filled with lavender bloom. Leaves are heart shaped and flatter than most, making a very compact, fine-looking plant.

Hostas are shade lovers grown mostly for their beautiful foliage, and they're probably the very best plants for groundcover under trees in most parts of the U.S. Its simple: they're delighted to grow in shady spots where your grass will not. (They are super hardy in cold areas, but are somewhat difficult as far south as the Gulf Coast.)

Any gardener who lives in the huge area where Hostas are popular knows them. Now with over 1000 named cultivars, there are Hosta collectors everywhere. Just choose your favorites from the small, medium, and large sizes, and an endless choice of leaf designs. The plants, members of the lily family, are native to Korea, China and Japan, and gardeners there have used them for centuries for landscaping. The craze for Hostas is more recent in the U.S. And why not? They offer an endless variety of their wonderful fountain mound shape of handsome foliage--in lush shades of green, bluish-green, yellowish green, and all sorts of variegated types. Nothing is easier to grow; in fact, most gardeners simply ignore them, and they form their beautiful round shapes all by themselves, year after year.

Propagation is simple, too: If you've never divided a Hosta, let me tell you how simple and successful it can be. I once volunteered to help a friend divide three or four large, old Hosta clumps into smaller plants to line a shady walk. We began by digging them up, and then split the big fleshy root masses with a hatchet. Underground, Hostas are much like Daylilies, with fleshy, heavy masses of thick rootstocks. Once, we had the old clumps chopped into 8 or 10 equal-size pieces each, we simply dug a trench on both sides of the shady walk, and buried the pieces spaced evenly apart. They looked fine on through that summer, and the very next spring, each one was up, healthy, and already formed into a perfect circle! So don't think if you divide yours, you'll disturb that wonderful round fountain shape. They just recover and create a new whorled circle wherever you put the divided pieces. Today, that walk is edged with large, lush circles of Hosta foliage all season long.

The Flowers Yes, Hostas do flower, and some cultivars have quite beautiful blooms, mostly purplish, blue or white, on tall lily-like stems above the foliage. Hosta purists often nip off the flower stalks before they can bloom, preferring to throw all the growth into the all-important foliage of the plants.

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  • Astilbe thunbergii Straussenfeder

    Astilbe thunbergii Straussenfeder

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Coral Bells Palace Purple

    Coral Bells Palace Purple

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5.0

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5.0

My favorite hosta:)

By Holly

from Gainesville, Fl.

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Pros

  • Foliage

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Hosta Halcyon:

      This is my favorite hosta b/c of the beautiful shade of the leaves! It is the most relaxing color! The only problem I had with it was its size, it didn't reach nearly the expected reach. HOWEVER, not only is the bulb young but I also live in Florida which means, alas, my hosta won't be so big as those of you in the North. On another note, since Florida winters are so mild (ESPECIALLY this last one), I experimented with potting some of the hosta in terra cotta and refrigerating them. Those I put in the fridge leafed out over a MONTH before the ones in the ground! I can't believe the difference! The ones in the ground did EVENTUALLY emerge, but if you want them present early on, use a fridge in Florida.

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      5.0

      Love this plant!

      By Ra3Ra349

      from Petal, MS

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Bloomed First Year
      • Grew in spite of heat
      • Love the color

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hosta Halcyon:

          I placed this in the edge of a tree line around a camellia. It is beautiful.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent quality, great plants!

          By LindaB

          from Oak Ridge, NC

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Bargain
          • Great price
          • Healthy
          • Ready to grow
          • Strong

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • shade

          Comments about Hosta Halcyon:

          I have lots of shade; these are perfect plants for me. They arrived strong and ready to grow and have thrived through a wickedly hot, dry summer. Great plants, great price!

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          Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
          • Astilbe thunbergii Straussenfeder

            Astilbe thunbergii Straussenfeder

          • Garden Gloves

            Garden Gloves

          • Coral Bells Palace Purple

            Coral Bells Palace Purple

          Shipping

          Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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          Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
          • Astilbe thunbergii Straussenfeder

            Astilbe thunbergii Straussenfeder

          • Garden Gloves

            Garden Gloves

          • Coral Bells Palace Purple

            Coral Bells Palace Purple

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