Lot Location: 5A.1
Hosta 'Halcyon' is cultivar in the Tardiana group, which include cultivars of a parent hybrid developed by crossing H. tardiflora with H. sieboldiana var. elegans. Plants in this group are generally large-leaved cultivars with blue-green leaves. The 'Halcyon' cultivar is one of the best and most popular of this group. It is an erect plant growing to about 14 inches tall with heavily textured blue-green leaves with a spear shape. The texture of the leaves resembles that of seersucker fabric. Unlike some other blue-leaved plants, this one retains its color well without fading in the heat of summer. 'Halcyon' sends up pale purple-blue flowers on 26-inch stems in late summer.
This is a very slow-growing hosta that can take several years to assume its mature shape and size. But once established, 'Halcyon' is dependable and requires almost no care.