Hosta Halcyon

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Hosta Halcyon is one of the best and most popular blue hosta varieties out there!

The Blue Hosta Halcyon is a low maintenance perennial that features greenish blue foliage and lilac flowers in the late summer months. Halcyon Hosta plants have a bloom time in August. The bell shaped flowers will emerge a pale lilac-blue on long scapes. The leaves will retain their blue color longer than any other variety of hosta.

It is a member of the Tardiana hosta family and is a hybrid hosta. Tardiana Halcyon Hosta is a cross between H. tardiflora and H. sieboldiana Elegans. The hybrid hostas are bred to become more slug resistant meaning less maintenance and pest issues!

Hostas are a great choice for planting underneath larger shade trees, in shaded garden beds, or in containers where their visual appearance can be enjoyed.

Halcyon Hosta Care

Hosta x Tardiana Halcyon grows best across the United States in USDA growing zones 3-8. It will perform best in partial shade to full shade but can tolerate partial sun in the mornings when temperatures are still low.

Hosta plants can adapt to a variety of soil types but well draining & moist soil is best to keep them looking up to par. Consistent watering at the base of the plant will keep their leaves lush and full throughout the growing seasons.

The hosta halcyon can grow up to 2 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide in a clumping habit as the plants reach full maturity. Divide plants in fall or winter as needed. Mulching with organic material such as pine bark or pine needles will help retain moisture.

Shop the Halcyon Hosta plant for sale.

Check out our Grow Guide for Hostas and Are Hostas Edible? Blog for more information and growing and planting hostas.

Botanical Name

Hosta 'Halcyon'

Sunlight Full Shade / Partial Sun
Flower Color Lilac
Foliage Color Greenish blue
Mature Height 2 ft
Mature Width 2-3 ft
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Unique foliage
  • Low maintenance
  • Attracts butterflies to your landscape

Shipping Info

Once your Hosta Halcyon order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

shipping matrix 2-16

 

Care

Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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    Beautiful plant with bluish tint and purple flowers.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Thank you so much for reviewing the Hosta Halcyon! Enjoy your new plant :)

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