Hosta 'June'

This tissue culture sport of H. 'Halcyon' was registered in 1991 by the English nursery, NEO Plants, Ltd. It is a medium size (16 inches high by 37 inches wide) plant with blue-green foliage that has a medial (center) variegation that starts the season light green and changes to chartreuse later. The leaves are slightly wavy, ovate and have a thick bloom on the bottom. Pale lavender flowers appear from late July into August.

This cultivar has appeared several times in the Popularity Poll by members of The American Hosta Society. It was the 2001 "Hosta of the Year" by the American Hosta Growers Association. It has also been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in the UK.

From the Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "...reached the United States in 1992, and from that point forward, it rapidly accelerated to the upper echelon of popularity. Why? Its striking variegation, good growth rate, dense symmetrical mound habit, and slug-resistant substance add up to a winning combination."

       
     

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