Hostas are popular, shade-loving plants, grown mainly for their beautiful foliage, although most varieties also have pretty, tubular flowers. Hosta leaves come in a wide range of shapes, colors, sizes, and textures, so there’s a huge choice to suit you and your garden.
Hosta ‘Halcyon’ is one of the best blue-leaved hostas. It has medium, glaucous blue leaves that are lance-shaped when young, becoming to heart-shaped when mature. In summer, the foliage is complemented by the bell-shaped, greyish-lavender flowers.
For best results, grow in partial shade, ideally with some morning sun to bring out the colour of the leaves. Hosta ‘Halcyon’ thrives in rich, moist soil with plenty of organic matter added to the soil before planting.
Hosta go completely dormant in the Autumn, and the remaining foliage can be removed any time before mid spring. Keep slugs and snails away from Hostas by whatever means you prefer, my personal choice is covering the soil with coffee grinds, not only do the slugs not like going over the gritty texture but the grinds act as a fertiliser to the soil and thus plant.