When I first saw a blue Hosta, I was charmed. The name of this particular variety was ‘Halcyon’ and ever since I have been on the hunt for one.
Last year, I found another blue variety, which seems to keep its blueness even in bright sun. However, I wanted a Hosta for the front garden as well as the back.
Then at Summerfield Nursery last month, lo and behold, there was the Hosta of my dreams. The ‘Halcyon’ didn’t look blue anymore but I understand that it is usual for this hue to diminish over the season, especially if exposed to bright sunshine.
Now, my latest addition doesn’t look blue, or largely even green. I hadn’t realised that Hostas took on autumnal colours but there you have it.
One thing this plant won’t be doing is feeding me. It is too close to the car – having seen oil edging towards the soil, I doubt it would be the healthiest of options. However, it will still bring much joy next year.