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Halcyon Hosta

Hosta Halcyon, Hosta, Plantain Lily



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A sturdy and compact hosta, 'Halcyon' has blue, heart-shaped leaves with heavy ribbing and towers of lavender flowers. A handsome choice for the shade garden, 'Halcyon' is an exceptional way to add texture and dimension to plant groupings. A first-rate perfomer in containers. (Hosta)

Zones 3 - 9
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Great for Mass Plantings
Great for Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 16-18" tall, 30-36" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Bag of 3 - Root Size: 2-3 eyes

Plant Information

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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12FHOS3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
12HOS (Bag of 1) - Out of stock.
Common Name Plantain Lily Halcyon
Botanical Name Hosta Halcyon
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 16-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 30-36" wide
Growth Rate Medium
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 Powdery blue-green thick leaves.
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Easy to Grow, Containers, Low Maintenance, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Toxic to dogs, cats and horses.
Ideal Region Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


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Hosta Halcyon


from Allegany, New York

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy


    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Lawn
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Halcyon Hosta:

    The plants arrived in a healthy and hardy condition. I planted them the next day and now in the spring they all survived and are looking good. I am using them around around mature trees as a ground cover.

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    • Personal

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


    My favorite hosta:)


    from Gainesville, Fl.

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    • Foliage


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        Comments about American Meadows Halcyon Hosta:

        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.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


        Love this plant!


        from Petal, MS

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


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            Comments about American Meadows Halcyon Hosta:

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

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


            Excellent quality, great plants!


            from Oak Ridge, NC

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


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            Best Uses

            • shade

            Comments about American Meadows Halcyon Hosta:

            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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            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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