E. Smith/BHHS 88
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Item #: 1025
Zones: 3a to 8b
Height: 15" tall
(aka: TF 1x7) Hosta 'Halcyon' is one of the most recognized and most popular hostas in the history of the genus. This 3' wide clump of round blue leaves (pointed when young) is recognized as one of the all-time finest blue hostas. Hosta 'Halcyon' holds its color well, is a vigorous grower, has good substance, is durable, and just like your Timex watch, it takes a lickin' and...you know the rest! The clump is topped with lots of blue-lavender flowers in summer.
Other than clearing away the dead foliage in fall, Hosta 'Halycon' should be a maintenance free perennial. Voles and deer are two pests that will need to be addressed if they are a problem in your area.
If you experience hail on your hosta, they can be immediately cut to the ground, and they will re-flush with new leaves. If the hail occurs late in the summer, you may be better off to just leave the foliage intact instead of force new growth when the plant is preparing to go dormant.
Old flower stalks are best removed for appearance sake, although these have no impact on the growth of health of the plant.
Like all hostas, Hosta 'Halycon' thrives in light, open shade. It will not thrive in deep or very dry shade.
Bees are the main pollinators for all hostas, and they are great for attracting these pollinators to your garden.
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Flower Color: White/Cream
Leaf Color: Blue
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