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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 18-28 inches
Plant Spread: 36-48 inches (90-120 cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Vigorous grower. Impressive thick, blue, heavily ribbed leaves. Good slug resistance.
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: Seed is rarely viable.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2012 Great Plant Picks award winner
Child plants: 5 child plants

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  • Hosta

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Date: 2012-05-25
Location: in THE MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS in downtown Oklahoma City
Date: 2022-07-20
Hosta 'Halcyon'
Location: My house in Portsmouth.
Date: 2012-10-20
Location: Granite Falls, WA
Date: 2016-05-29
Blooming Halcyon with Northern Exposure in the background
Uploaded by pinkiris
Location: in THE MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS in downtown Oklahoma City
Date: 2022-07-20
Hosta 'Halcyon;
Location: Ottawa, ON
Date: 2018-08-11
Location: Granite Falls, WA
Date: 2017-08-21
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2015-06-15
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2017-06-17

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2018-05-05
Location: Middle TN

Date: 2018-04-12
Newly purchased (2018)
Location: in THE MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS in downtown Oklahoma City
Date: 2022-07-20
Hosta 'Halcyon'
Location: Dallas, TX Zone 8a
Date: 2016-04-06
I love the blue leaves of this Hosta. (And I'd like another funky
Location: My garden in Southeast Virginia
Date: 2013-09-15
Location: in my shade garden
Date: 05-06-2020
Hosta 'Halcyon'
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-06-23
In a friends garden
Location: Ottawa, ON
Date: 2018-08-11
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire
Date: 2017-04-23
Location: Hampton, VA | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-15

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2007-06-11
Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: My garden in Southeast Virginia
Date: 2012-06-08
Location: in my shade garden
Date: 05-06-2020
Hosta 'Halcyon'
Location: in my shade garden
Date: 05-06-2020
Hosta 'Halcyon'

Credit florum
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2008-06-07
 1:38 pm. The Hosta leaves are embracing Black Walnut blossom tas

This hosta is a slow grower for me

Date: 2015-06-22
Location: Hampton, VA | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-15
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2017-05-15
photo credit: Robert Duval

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: Ottawa, ON
Date: 2007-09-01
H. 'Halcyon'
Location: Hampton, VA | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-15
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2013-06-30
Location: Ottawa, ON
Date: 2012-06-20
H. 'Halcyon' leaf

Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: July
credit: Terren Peterson
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2017-05-06
photo credit: Robert Duval
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8b
Date: 2012-04-27
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2019-05-04
Location: Ottawa, ON
Date: 2011-07-15
'Halcyon'
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Date: 2018-07-09

Date: 2015-06-22
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Comments:
  • Posted by jathton (Oklahoma City, OK - Zone 7a) on Feb 8, 2024 11:08 AM concerning plant:
    'Halcyon' is a favorite in central Oklahoma... it handles stress [drought, exceptional heat, and soil conditions] better than many hostas... particularly the variegated forms. And the blue-green color of its leaves is a great foil for adjacent plants and blooms.
  • Posted by ViolaAnn (Ottawa, ON Canada - Zone 5a) on Nov 21, 2011 4:23 PM concerning plant:
    A relatively slow-growing Tardiana blue that holds its colour well into the season. Mine has grown better since I divided it and moved it away from a Linden tree.
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