Friday, 4 May 2012

Zone 3 Plants: Halcyon Hosta

Halcyon Hosta

Description: One of the best and most popular of the blue hosta cultivars. An erect plant to 14" tall featuring a mound of flat, spear-shaped, heavily-textured, blue-green leaves and racemes of bell-shaped, pale lilac-blue flowers on 26" scapes. This cultivar retains blue leaf color longer than most other blue hostas. A slower growing hosta (takes several years to develop mature shape) that is a dependable and versatile perennial requiring little care.

Hardy: Zone 3

Bloom Time: Summer (August)

Height: 1 1/2 feet

Spacing:  3 feet

Sun Needs: Shade - Part shade

Water Needs: Medium

Outstanding Features: Attracts hummingbirds

Uses: Boarder, shade, rock gardens. Can use flowers in arrangements.

Tips: Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. No special culture is required. Soil should be kept moist, however, especially in hot, sunny conditions.

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