Photo by H. Hansen taken at H. Hansen Gdn, MN
Neo Plants 91
Item #: 1672
Zones: 3a to 8b
Height: 15" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Hosta 'June' is a wildly popular, creamy-centered UK-discovery sport of the old standard Hosta 'Halcyon'. Each leaf emerges with blue edges and a brilliant creamy center that gradually changes to dark chartreuse. This isone of those shockingly beautiful hostas that stands out as soon as you spot it in the garden. We recommend some morning sun for best coloration. The 3' wide clumps are topped with light violet flowers on 20" scapes in early summer...attractive to hummingbirds.
Other than clearing away the dead foliage in fall, it 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 many hostas, it thrives in light, open shade. Moist, rich, compost enhanced soils are best. 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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- Hosta Introductions and Breeding by Paul Aden
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Flower Color: Purple/Lavender
Leaf Color: Green , Variegated
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Thrillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Living Wall
Other: Bog Garden Plants , Butterfly Attracting Plants , Edimentals , Groundcovers , Hummingbird Plants , Pollinator Plants , Medicinal Plants , Plants that Attract Birds , Rain Garden Plants , Salt Tolerant Seaside Plants , Wet Shade Plants , Colored Foliage , Patterned Foliage