Plantain lily

Hosta 'June'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Christine DuRoss
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Plantain lily (Hosta 'June')
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Genus:  Hosta

'June' hosta has bluish leaves with irregularly shaped creamy gold centers. Pale lavender flowers bloom in late summer on 20-inch spikes. This medium-sized plant is a standout in shade or woodland gardens. It was the American Hosta Growers Association "Hosta of the Year 2001".

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Large blue and gold leaves.

Care: 

Provide part to full shade and moist but well-drained soil. Keep areas around hostas clear of excess leaf debris to reduce the presence of slugs and snails.

Propagation: 

Divide in spring or fall.  

Problems: 

Deer, snails, slugs, leaf spots, crown rot.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Greenery
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials