About this cultivar:

Hosta ( Tardiana Group ) ‘June ‘ ( vanadium ) is a wildly popular, creamy-centred sport of the old standard Hosta ‘Halcyon ‘. It is sol popular there seems to be different versions sold as ‘ June ’. Ours veers towards yellow/green – most of the time. In any case each leaf emerges with blue-ish edges and a bright creamy center that gradually changes to dark chartreuse .
Hosta ‘June ‘ is one of those shockingly beautiful plants that stands out ampere soon as you spot it in the garden. We recommend some dawn sun for maximum impingement .
2001 Hosta of the class, but I think it first base hit the scene in 1991 as a neoplants introduction. besides has the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit .

  • Position: Full sun, partial shade, full shade
  • Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Flowers: June, July
  • Other features: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (RHS AGM), Grows well in Ballyrobert, Interesting Foliage or Fruit, Suitable for Container, Dappled Shade or Full Shade Loving
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy – grows well in Ballyrobert!
  • Habit: Clump forming
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Height: 30 – 45 cm (1 – 1.5 ft)
  • Spread: 45 – 75 cm (1.5 – 2.5 ft)
  • Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
  • Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Colour: Green, yellow
  • 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 honest-to-god botanical identify Funkia. The name 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 polish, Hosta readily mutate and have produced thousands of fresh colours and flick forms ( blue, gold, and variegated are the most democratic ). Because of their great leaf Hosta are much 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 exercise .
    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 touch a long as they have some moisture. You may have had some experience with slugs and Hosta. sol take we. We have found that cultivars topic ( some are tastier to slugs than others ) so we try to grow merely slug repellent cultivars or ones that grow so many newly leaves the slugs ca n’t keep up. We ‘ve besides found that, by not using chemicals, little mites that eat slugs eggs multiply and keep the population down – let nature run its run ! Some slug-loving-predator should turn up finally !
    How to use Hosta ? Well, if you are paranoid about slugs, place the plant in the center or back of the molding where you can only see the upper part of the plant. Slugs do n’t climb sol high so the lower leaves that draw slug damaged wo n’t be seen ! As for plant partners we put some crimson stemmed dog-woods near or through them ( Cornus ), or big leaf-ferns. It is coarse 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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