The Plant Company

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01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30


The Plants

Hosta 'Halcyon'

plantain lily

Photo of Hosta 'Halcyon'


'Halcyon' is one of the best blue-leaved hostas. It has medium, glaucous blue leaves that are lance-shaped when young, becoming heart-shaped when mature. For the most intense shade of blue, grow plants in shade. In summer, the foliage is complemented by the bell-shaped, greyish-lavender flowers. Use in containers of all sorts, as edging, in the front of the shade border. Once established it is a great weed-suppressant.


  • Perennials

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Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden
  • Woodland area
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Containers

Special features

  • Low maintenance
  • Ground cover

Care instructions

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil with shelter from cold drying winds. Prefers a site in full or partial shade and will not tolerate drought. You'll get thicker, lusher leaves if you give your hostas a really good feed. An annual mulch in spring or autumn will help to keep the weeds down and is an easy way to improve soil and boost nutrient levels. Add a generous mulch of about 5-10cm deep of garden compost or leaf mould around the plant. Slugs and snails love hostas, so you will need to protect against them. Use an organic nematode treatment in early spring to ward off slugs. Or simply stick to a container.


Size: Small

Pot size: 2 litre

Eventual height: 40cm

Eventual spread: 70cm