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Hosta halcyon (Plantain Lily)

Hosta halcyon (Plantain Lily)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer early), Blue Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Hosta halcyon - Cultivation Notes

Hostas thrive in humus rich fertile soils (including clay), and require plentiful moisture. Plant in semi / full shade and mulch annually / water when dry. Beware of slugs - which will decimate attractive foliage.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Hosta halcyon:

  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Hosta halcyon

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Hosta halcyon:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting

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