June Hosta | LawnCare by Walter, Inc.

June Hosta

June 1, 2023

June Hosta

Characteristics & Cultural Requirements

  • Height/Spread: 12 to 15 inches tall by 24 to 30 inches wide
  • Habit/Form: Mounding clump
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
  • Exposure: Shade to partly shaded
  • Soil: Moist, well-drained

Ornamental Value/Landscape Use

Named “Hosta of the Year” in 2001, June hosta is one of our favorites to add to a shady garden. Its thick leaves are gold with irregular blue-green margins and its vibrant colors vary throughout the season depending on sun exposure.

Hostas should be planted in either shady or partly shaded areas. They should be watered regularly until established, but once mature, hostas can tolerate the drought and usually thrive under dense shrubs and trees. A June hosta can serve as a specimen or be planted in bulk quantities. Mixing June hostas with other hostas can enhance the yard. Also known as a plantain lily, the genus name honors Austrian botanist Nicholas Thomas Host (1761-1834).

Fun fact: Hostas are native to Japan, Korea, China, and eastern Russia.

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