Hosta 'June' - Hosta of the year in 2001! Beautiful variegation in the leaves!

Hosta 'June' - Hosta of the year in 2001! Beautiful variegation in the leaves!

A detail under the magnolia of several long-season perennials: evergreen Asarum europeaum, Hosta 'June,' Hakonechloa 'All Gold,' and the Jap...

new! slideshow of my 54 top shade plants

A detail under the magnolia of several long-season perennials: evergreen Asarum europeaum, Hosta 'June,' Hakonechloa 'All Gold,' and the Jap...

"June" hosta, one of my favorites, is lutescent, meaning it's color lightens with more direst sunlight. This is at the very shady end of the 'June' spectrum. At the other end, lighter blue-green leaves have light yellow-white streaks out to the leaf edge. In the PNW, 'June is a late Summer bloomer, sometimes as late as September.

A Gardener's Guide to Hostas

"June" hosta, one of my favorites, is lutescent, meaning it's color lightens with more direst sunlight. This is at the very shady end of the 'June' spectrum. At the other end, lighter blue-green leaves have light yellow-white streaks out to the leaf edge. In the PNW, 'June is a late Summer bloomer, sometimes as late as September.

Hosta Cameo  ---  Mini hosta with 2" leaves with creamy margins. Makes a cute little clump. Mini hostas tend to be slow to establish, but this is one of the more vigorous. 4" tall by 12" wide, eventually.

Hosta Cameo --- Mini hosta with 2" leaves with creamy margins. Makes a cute little clump. Mini hostas tend to be slow to establish, but this is one of the more vigorous. 4" tall by 12" wide, eventually.

Shade plant combination: Hostas, Japanese Painted Ferns, Japanese Forest Grass

Margaret Roach’s Upstate New York Garden

Hosta Sagae - AHGA Hosta of the Year - Benedict Award Hostas - (Mine isn't fully mature but it is still an impressive plant)

Hosta Sagae - AHGA Hosta of the Year - Benedict Award Hostas - (Mine isn't fully mature but it is still an impressive plant)

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