Hosta Humpback Whale

Funkia, Plantain Lily

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3' (4' in flower) (Plant 7' apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower / Accent: White / White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Massive Impact! Aptly named, this giant produces 7’ wide dome-shaped mounds of blue green corrugated heart-shaped leaves in spring. Bell shaped flowers shoot upwards from this 'whale' to form ‘spouts’ of white in early summer. Foliage matures to a lush green in summer.

Humpback Whale Hosta was developed by the late breeder Mildred Seaver who was known among Hosta enthusiasts as the “Queen of Hostas”. In her lifetime, she registered 95 new varieties. Hosta thrive in shade. Hurray! It is hard to find a garden that won’t benefit from incorporating some Hosta.

Features to Note:

  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Dry Shade Tolerant

Hosta General Information:

Hosta display lush foliage in diverse colors, heights, and textures. Their ability to excel in shade has captured gardeners' hearts everywhere.

Hosta Plant Care:

Hosta are generally carefree. Remove the spent flower stalks if seeding is not wanted. (Not all varieties will seed.) Be aware that seedlings are rarely true to the parent plant. Unwanted or damaged leaves can be clipped off at the base at any time. The entire plant will die back for the winter and spent foliage can usually be raked or clipped off easily in late fall or early spring. Can be divided in spring or fall every 3-5 years if desired.

$14.95 ea.
(3+) $14.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: HOHU