Whirlwind Hosta

Hosta 'Whirlwind'

$19.00 + GST

Among the most popular perennials for shaded areas, these plants form a sturdy mound of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This selection features ivory to creamy yellow leaves with bold, streaky dark green margins that are cupped with the ability to hold water. Stalks of pale lavender flowers rise above in August.

TYPE Perennial SUN Part Shade
HEIGHT 1.7 ft SOIL Moist Well Drained
SPREAD 3.2 ft FLOWER Summer, Purple, Blue
ZONE 3 FRUIT Edible Foliage, No Fruit
Categories: , ,
Latin Name: Hosta 'Whirlwind'

Growth Rate:

Medium growth rate


Mounds of heavily textured and deeply cupped foilage


Rabbit resistant


Used as a border plant, a groundcover or in a mass planting


Very slug resistant


Great for planting in containers

Ornamental Features:

Blooms in summer


Plant in a part shade to full shade location


Requires average moist, well-drained conditions


Low maintenance


Plants go dormant in fall - dying foliage can be removed any time before mid-spring.

Clump Division:

May be divided in spring or fall, but can be left alone for years.

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

Hosta shoots, leaves and flowers are all edible. May be eaten raw or cooked. Best taste from younger leaves, picked in the morning when moisture content is highest. Best part is the 'hoston' which is the rolled up leaf as it emerges in spring


DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

Additional information

Pot Size

#1 Pot