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HOSTA 'Halcyon'

Commonly known as Funkia, Plantain lily

Striking blue-grey leaves and small purple-blue flowers
Further Reading....

  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - purple blue
  • Height - 35-40cm (14-16in)
  • Spread - 70cm (28in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - clump forming perennial with heart-shaped leaves 20cm (8in) long. Dense racemes of bell-shaped flowers on scapes 45cm (18in) tall.
  • Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - a great delicacy for slugs and snails! Vine weevil in pot grown plants. Possibly virus infections
  • Place of origin - garden origin (Eric Smith, UK)
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Blue -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - shelter from cold dry winds. Will not tolerate drought. Mulch annually in spring to keep in moisture.
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35-40cm (14-16in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  70cm (28in)
 

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