|Latin name:||Hosta 'Halcyon'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bare-rooted plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||June - September|
|Growing Height:||50 - 70 cm|
|Planting distance:||40 - 50 cm|
Hosta tardiana ‘Halcyon’ is a marvellous foliage plant that does well in a pot or in the border. Choose a pot with holes in the base to provide adequate drainage. Cover the bottom of the pot with gravel or a layer of hydro granules. Put fresh potting compost in the pot and plant the Hosta tardiana ‘Halcyon’ root ball at the right depth. Fill the pot with compost and press firmly. Water generously after planting and place the pot in a partial or full shaded spot. Line a porous pot on the inside with plastic, or use an inner pot of plastic material. This will prevent evaporation and stop the root ball of the plant from drying out too quickly. You can also plant the Hosta in the garden. Prepare a large hole and loosen the soil. Put the root ball at the right depth, the top of the root ball should be just below ground level. Fill the planting hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Hosta ‘Halcyon’ grows well in soil, rich-in-humus, which is not too dry. Improve the soil with compost.
Hosta 'Halcyon' combined
The handsomely shaped blue-green leaves of the Hosta tardiana ‘Halcyon’ look great in a spacious flower pot. This foliage plant is also very eye-catching in the garden border between flowering perennials, like the daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’). Or plant the Hosta as a ground cover, for example, together with the spotted white deadnettle (Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’).
Water your Hosta tardiana ‘Halcyon’ once or twice a week so that the root ball does not dry out. At the end of the flowering period remove the withered flower stems. For a healthy growth and extra rich flowering we recommend you regularly add summer food to the irrigation water during the flowering period. The Halcyon’ is winter hardy. Remove the dead leaves in the spring, soon the ‘noses’ of the new small shoots will appear again through the soil. If the plant is in a sunny spot the leaves are a deeper green, in partial shade the leaves are a beautiful blue.
Hosta tardiana ’Halcyon’ is one of the smaller-leaved and most loved Hostas. The oval, heart-shaped leaves are a strikingly blue-green with prominent veins. The leaves are approximately 18 cm long but remain rather low, about 30 cm. In summer it produces pale lilac, bell-shaped, scented flower spikes. The flowers protrude proudly above the leaves and give the plant extra decorative value in the summer. Slugs and snails just love Hosta plants so protection is well advised.