What a great gift! I decided to plant it in a pot instead of the ground, as she thinks hostas do beautifully in pots. I have a few Hostas. She has hundreds! One day very soon I'm going to feature her beautiful garden in one of my posts.
Here's what I read about the plant:
'Halcyon' Hosta is an old favorite mid-sized, blue leaved hosta. It is easy to tell why, when you see the heavily ribbed thick blue leaves. Its medium size and intense blue leaf makes it a great container plant in combination with other plants or on its own. Violet flowers appear in mid- summer. This variety has excellent color and growth rate.
One of the best and most popular of the blue hosta cultivars. An erect plant to 14" tall featuring a mound of flat, spear-shaped, heavily-textured, blue-green leaves and racemes of bell-shaped, pale lilac-blue flowers on 26" scapes. This cultivar retains blue leaf color longer than most other blue hostas. A slower growing hosta (takes several years to develop mature shape) that is a dependable and versatile perennial requiring little care. Grown primarily for its beautiful foliage which provides color, contrast and texture to the landscape. Dense foliage crowds out most garden weeds. American Hosta Society Distinguished Merit Hosta award (1987).
You can see the water clinging to the leaves. Isn't it beautiful? I might have to have an entire flower bed filled with these beauties.
And here's what a full bed of them would look like:
|I like the part above that says a full bed of them would smother out weeds!|
Thank you, Sissy. You are the best sister, and friend, ever. I am so sorry you are not feeling well tonight. Please be well soon!