Hosta 'Halcyon'

Hosta ‘Halcyon’                Family: Hostaceae
(HOSS-tah)                        Tardiana Group

Common name: plaintain lily
Zone: 3 – 8
Height: 30-36 in (75-90 cm)
Spread: 18-24 in (45-60 cm)
Aspect: partial shade; full shade
Soil: moist; fertile; well-draining
Water: regular    

Description: An herbaceous perennial with a clumping habit. Thick, heart-shaped, tapering, blue-grey leaves have prominent ridges. Panicles of funnel-shaped lavender-blue flowers appear on strong stems in July and August.

 

Special Notes: Origin: Hosta ‘Tardiflora’ x Hosta sieboldiana ‘Elegans Alba’. Fairly slow growing. Slugs and snails generally leave the heavier foliage on this cultivar alone. Other hostas related to ‘Halcyon’ include: ‘El Nino’, ‘First Frost’, ‘June’, ‘Lady Belle’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Torchlight’ and a few other hostas in the Tardiana Group such as ‘Camelot’ and ‘Hadspen Blue’. Propagation by division in spring or autumn.

 

RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993; Great Plant Pick 2012

 

Posted on October 11, 2012