Hosta Halcyon Description
Hostas are one of the easiest shade perennials to grow. Highly recognized for their artistic beauty, and richness of the foliage unequaled to other shade plants.
This lovely shade groundcover is intensely colored. Never greening out during the heat of summer, and the blue foliage has substance that slugs do not find attractive.
Halcyonhas been widely recognized as a favorite among professional landscapers. At only 18 inches tall, it is right at home beneath shrubs, or around a shaded path or entryway.
This shade plant has great substance, which means that it holds it color long, and is highly slug proof, which is why professional landscapers prefer to use this variety in their garden designs.
Hostas will form into a luxuriant clump if it is provided sufficient organic matter. Place any blue foliage hosta in shade to retain its good looks.
Pair this beauty with Shade Loving Ornamental Grasses, Hardy Ferns, Heuchera, or Hellebores.
Special Features: Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Foliage Interest, Heat Tolerant, Moisture Tolerant
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Shade, Part Shade
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Normal, Sandy, Clay
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- Height x Width:
18" X 24"
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Accent, Border, Container Gardening, Foundation Planting, Massing, Specimen, Woodland
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Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: Evenly moist, organically rich, slightly acid, well-drained soils.
Light: Part shade to full shade -- Best in part shade (some morning sun or sun dappled conditions).
Water: Medium -- Established plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves), but soils should never be allowed to dry out. Water is best applied directly to the soil beneath the leaves.
Spacing: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Fertilizing: Light application of time release fertilizer, or side-dress with compost and organic amendments when new growth appears in early spring.
Winterizing: Foliage should be cut back to the ground in the fall. Provide a winter mulch of evergreen boughs, 2" of leaves or salt marsh hay after the ground freezes to help prevent heaving, and protect the shallow crowns.
Maintenance & Pruning: GreatGardenPlants.com offers slug-proof varieties. However, there may be regions of the country where the environment is conducive to slugs. Slugs are the bane of Hostas; use slug bait, dishes of beer, and diatomaceous earth to discourage them. Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves and cut flower spikes back as they finish blooming in summer.
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