Hosta Whirlwind

Funkia, Plantain Lily

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 18-20" (30" in flower) (Plant 3' apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower / Accent: Lavender / Lavender
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Variegated foliage unfurls to create an upright wavy mound for a pleasing effect of constant movement. Twisted creamy white leaves exhibit pronounced green veining encompassed by dark green margins. Leaf centers transform from white to light green as summer progresses. Trumpet-shaped lavender flowers in summer.

Hosta thrive in shade, even in competition with tree roots, hurray! It is hard to find a garden that won't benefit from incorporating some Hosta.

Features to Note:

  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Humidity Tolerant

Hosta General Information:

Hosta display lush foliage in diverse colors, heights, and textures. Their ability to excel in deep shade have captured gardener's hearts everywhere.

Hosta Plant Care:

Hosta are low maintenance. 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. Remove the flower stalks at any time, especially if seeding is not wanted (but birds do love the seed). Be aware, though, that seedlings are rarely true to the parent plant.

$13.95 ea.
(3+) $13.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: HOWH