About this cultivar:

Hosta ‘Devon Green ‘ is a sport of ‘Halcyon ‘ and was introduced by Roger and Ann Bowden from ……guess ? … .Devon. separate of their ‘ Devon Series ’ of Hosta this medium size implant has shiny, colored green leaf with slurred message and bears pale lavender flowers .
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell ( 2009 ) states : “ lovely in a cream stone container. even the best-selling green-leaved hosta in Europe … Purple-dotted, dark fleeceable scapes. ”
From The Hosta Journal, ( 2002 Vol. 33 No. 2 ), “ … ‘Halcyon ‘, ‘Devon Green ‘ and ‘June ‘ … are the lapp hosta but with different-coloured leaves. ” …. now they say it I will have to investigate myself….

  • Position: Full sun, partial shade, full shade
  • Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Flowers: June, July
  • Other features: Grows well in Ballyrobert, Interesting Foliage or Fruit,  Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit ( RHS AGM )

  • Hardiness: H7 – Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20°C), Fully hardy - grows well in Ballyrobert!
  • Habit: Clump forming
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Height: 30 – 60 cm (1 – 2 ft)
  • Spread: 30 – 60 cm (1 – 2 ft)
  • Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
  • Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Colour: Green, white
  • Goes well with: Cornus, ferns, allium

    About this genus:

    Hosta ( hos-ta ) is a genus of plants normally known as plantain lilies, giboshi, or the old botanical mention Funkia. The mention Hosta is in honor of the austrian botanist Nicholas Thomas Host. however most modern plants were introduced from Japan to Europe by Philipp Franz von Siebold in the mid-19th century. Do n’t worry about Philipp ‘s bequest being forgotten though ; he has a species named after him ! ( Hosta sieboldiana ) .
    Hosta are frequently touted as the best shade-loving plants for the perennial garden, which is hard to dispute. In cultivation, Hosta readily mutate and have produced thousands of novel colours and leaf forms ( blue, aureate, and variegated are the most popular ). Because of their capital leaf Hosta are often thought of as foliage-only plants, but it is worth noting that many cultivars have fantastic flowers – see “ Sum and Substance ” and “ stain Glass ” for case .
    You will read that for best performance, Hosta prefer to be out of full-sun. however if you live on these islands it is doubtful you will ever get any full-sun ; so you may try them in your brightest descry deoxyadenosine monophosphate long as they have some moisture. You may have had some have with slugs and Hosta. so have we. We have found that cultivars count ( some are tastier to slugs than others ) so we try to grow only slug immune cultivars or ones that grow thus many new leaves the slugs ca n’t keep up. We ‘ve besides found that by not using chemicals little mites that feed slugs eggs are allowed to multiply and keep the population down – get nature runs its class ! Some slug-loving -predator should turn up finally !
    How to use Hosta ? Well, if you are paranoid about slugs, space the plant in the middle or back of the frame where you can only see the upper part of the plant. Slugs do n’t climb indeed high so the lower leaves that get slug damaged wo n’t be seen ! As for plant partners we put some crimson stemmed dog-woods near or through them ( Cornus ), or large flick -ferns. It is park to put bulbs in and around Hostas ; we do it with Allium. But we do n’t do it with Narcissi or Tulipa ; they do n’t like the competition !

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