Hosta June Description
Hosta June is the crown jewel of the shade garden. This delightful drought tolerant shade groundcover easily beats out many other Hostas with its low mounding habit, slug-proof foliage, superior substance and lasting good looks from spring-fall.
Beautiful chartreuse-gold centers are happily fused with a blue-green margins. Center turns gold as the season progresses.
Voted as best Hosta of the Year, Hosta June is a clear winner in any garden.
Hosta June requires a medium sized area in the shade garden. Hostas are happiest in rich, moisture retentive soil, but tolerate a wide range of soil conditions.
Use in containers or combine with colorful Heucheras, hardy Ferns, or shade loving Hydrangeas.
Special Features: Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Foliage Interest, Heat Tolerant, Moisture Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant, Variegated
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- Sun Exposure:
Shade, Part Shade
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- Soil Type:
Normal, Sandy, Clay
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- Height x Width:
15" x 20"
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- Foliage Color:
Gold chartreuse centers with blue green margins
- Bloom Season:
Accent, Border, Container Gardening, Foundation Planting, Massing, Specimen, Woodland
- Cannot Ship to:
AK,CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: None
Ideas and How-to's
Recommended for You:
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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