Hosta ‘Halcyon’

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Outstanding Qualities

This is one of the best blue hostas you can plant. Its compact habit and symmetrical mound of foliage give a clean and neat appearance in the garden. The bright gray-blue foliage shines in the landscape and its vigorous growth make this a good candidate for use as a mass planting. In summer short flower spikes dense with pale lavender flowers put on a show. Although no hosta is immune to slugs this one does show some resistance, especially once the foliage matures

Quick Facts

Plant Type: mounding perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 9

Flower Color: lavender

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun, light to open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: The blue-gray foliage looks great from late spring to early fall. Showy lavender flowers bloom above the foliage in summer.

Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds

Resistant to: slug

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Epimedium grandiflora ‘Yubae’, Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’, Disporum cantoniense ‘Night Heron’, Rodgersia podophylla, Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’

Great Color Contrasts: burgundy, chartreuse, white, yellow

Great Color Partners: pink, purple, silver

Culture Notes
Hostas prefer a location in light to open shade, although ‘Halcyon’ will tolerate full sun with adequate moisture. Plant it in a location with rich moist to well-drained soils. Most hostas will tolerate sandy sites as well as clay. During dry weather provide regular watering, especially in sandy soils. Hot locations should be avoided. Flowers can be removed once the blooms have faded and the foliage can be cut to the ground in fall.