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Halcyon Hosta Hosta 'Halcyon'

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HOSS-tuh
Description

A hosta in the Tardiana Group, Hosta 'Halcyon' is a shade-loving herbaceous perennial in the asparagus family.  This variety of hosta has flat, blue-green, spear-shaped leaves and is grown for its beautiful foliage.  It is one of the best blue hosta cultivars.  It will retain the leaf color longer than other varieties.  

Insects, Diseases and Other Plant Problems:  Slugs and snails are serious issues for this plant.  Foliar nematodes feed on the leaves.  Deer will eat the leaves.

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#heavy shade#wildlife plant#shade tolerant#cut flowers#colorful leaves#low maintenance#black walnut#blue green leaves#nectar plant summer#black walnut toxicity tolerant
 
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Tags:
#heavy shade#wildlife plant#shade tolerant#cut flowers#colorful leaves#low maintenance#black walnut#blue green leaves#nectar plant summer#black walnut toxicity tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hosta
    Family:
    Asparagaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract hummingbirds.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 6 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Mounding
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Description:
    Lilac-blue flowers appear in the late summer.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Large flattened heart shaped frosty blue-green leaves with pointed tips.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Slope/Bank
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cutting Garden
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut
    Heavy Shade