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Hosta ‘June’ PBR

Funkia

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.4m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourVery pale pink
  • Leaf ColourGlaucus with yellow-green variegation

Description

Hosta ‘June’ PBR (Funkia). This variety has heart-shaped, smooth, glaucous, grey-blue leaves, centrally and irregularly variegated yellow and yellow green. Racemes of bell-shaped, lavender-grey flowers are borne on glaucous scapes in summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous or Bog

Other common names

Plantain lily

Origin

China, Japan, Russia and USA

The genus was named after the Austrian botanist Nicholas Thomas Host in 1812. Most species were introduced to Europe from Japan in the 19th century.

Interest and use

Grown for their decorative foliage. Form large clumps that are excellent for ground cover. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH9.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

All Hostas need some shade and few will thrive in open strong sunlight. A general rule is that the lighter foliage, the brighter the sunlight that will be tolerated. Variegated varieties tend to require more sun to keep their white, light green or gold stripes. The darker, bluer varieties need more shade.

Once established, Hostas are pretty tough and will spread horizontally to make excellent ground cover.

Propagation

Propagate by division of the fleshy crowns in early spring. Seed raised plants very rarely come true to type (except H.ventricosa).

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slug and snail control is essential. Prone to vine weevil.
Good drainage is important to prevent winter crown rot in over-wet ground.

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