Hosta 'June'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: June
Hybridized by NEO Plants Ltd.
Registered or introduced: 1991
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:


Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:


Growth Rate:


Leaf Shape:


Leaf Appearance:


Degree to which the appearance is present:


Leaf Texture (top):


Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Blue-Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/8" - 1/4"

1/4" - 1/2"

1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:



Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Auburn, Alabama

Enterprise, Alabama

Montgomery, Alabama

Tuskegee, Alabama

Conway, Arkansas

Dell, Arkansas

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Brookfield, Connecticut

Bear, Delaware

Atlanta, Georgia

Augusta, Georgia

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Chicago, Illinois

Itasca, Illinois

Machesney Park, Illinois

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Nilwood, Illinois

Rock Falls, Illinois

Saint Charles, Illinois

Schaumburg, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Waukegan, Illinois

Elberfeld, Indiana

Greenville, Indiana

Westfield, Indiana

Sioux Center, Iowa

South Berwick, Maine

Baltimore, Maryland

Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Haverhill, Massachusetts

Marstons Mills, Massachusetts

North Marshfield, Massachusetts

Gladwin, Michigan

Novi, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota(2 reports)

New Ulm, Minnesota

Ranier, Minnesota

Omaha, Nebraska

Auburn, New Hampshire

Durham, New Hampshire

Burlington, New Jersey

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Brooklyn, New York(2 reports)

Greene, New York

Southold, New York

Woodstock, New York

Cary, North Carolina

Davidson, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Oxford, North Carolina

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Medora, North Dakota

Coshocton, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Williamsburg, Ohio

Albany, Oregon

Millersburg, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

Springfield, Oregon

Friedensburg, Pennsylvania

Glenshaw, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania

Campobello, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Holladay, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Flint, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Big Stone Gap, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia

Lexington, Virginia

Linden, Virginia

Norfolk, Virginia

Portsmouth, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

Springfield, Virginia

Artondale, Washington

Bellevue, Washington

Kalama, Washington

South Hill, Washington

Lake Delton, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 29, 2018, PatrickNH from Barnstead, NH wrote:

With over 50 varieties this is my absolute favorite. If I could have only one variety this would be it. I seldom keep multiple copies of any one plant, but I have divided this and keep it in half a dozen places in my gardens so I can see it just about anywhere I happen to be in the yard, except for full sun areas.

It does have two drawbacks. One is that it is very slow growing. If your gardening approach is to just plant something and let it grow without much attention to soil amendments, mulch and watering then it will take several years or more to reach full size. It might be sped up with better care, but it is still slower growing than other varieties. Either way it is worth the wait. The other issue is that the color is variable depending on lighting conditions so it mi... read more


On Jan 1, 2012, Babsfan from Conway, AR (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is a beautiful, easy to grow hosta, but if you want to see something stunning plant it in a cobalt blue container!


On Apr 2, 2011, fesch from Springfield, VA wrote:

One of the prettiest hosta's and easy to grow.


On Jul 29, 2008, ifonly from Brookfield, CT wrote:

A gorgeous, gorgeous hosta - strong growth, but dreamy, impressionistic colors.

Each seems to vary from another. Love the ones with wider blue edge.


On Jan 25, 2006, wallaby1 from Lincoln,
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

I bought this as a young plant from Bowden Hostas in the UK in Spring 2000, planted in its present spot later that year. It has not looked back, and is now a healthy, compact plant which always flowers well, and makes seed. I have several seedlings growing from it, none like the parent but it has produced many shapes, colours and textures. Some light yellow and pointed, some darker and more rounded, it must cross well with the other varieites I have, it will be exciting to see what they turn out like. I would say it is a good 'pod' parent.


On May 24, 2005, bootandall from Blenheim,
New Zealand wrote:

When most other Hosta Are cut by frost , June is still Okay.


On May 26, 2003, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is my first year with this variety, but so far it is doing very well. The color is just lovely.

Hosta of the Year - named by the American Hosta Growers' Association - 2001.