hosta 'whirlwind'

Size: 1 gallon
  • medium to large mound of upright wavy foliage
  • leaves are twisted as they emerge in the spring
  • dark green leaf margin with a creamy-white centre
  • leaf centre becomes greener throughout the season
  • lavender flowers
  • bloom time: late july into august
  • will tolerate some sun
  • zone 3
  • height 45-50cm
  • spread 90-100cm
  • colour lavender
  • hosta grow best in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, in partial to full shade
  • early to mid-morning sun and dappled shade in the afternoon are ideal conditions for most hosta cultivars
  • some are full sun tolerant, when consistent moisture is provided
  • cleaning out dormant foliage in early winter will help reduce the insect population, such as slug larvae
  • partial sun/shade, full shade
  • attracts hummingbirds
  • low maintenance
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)