Hosta x 'Whirlwind'
Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
|Lore||This genus contains over 40 different species mostly native to China and Japan. H. plantaginea reached Europe in the 1780s, the species from which most modern hybrids descend. Due to the staggering number of existing hybrids that have been crossed and recrossed, plus the advances in tissue culture, ancestry of this and most modern hybrids is murky at best.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; forms foliage clump 16 to 18 in. tall, 32 to 42 in. wide.|
|Design Ideas||The smaller height, but dramatic foliage is perfect adding interest to shaded pockets and corners of small city gardens, and as a groundcover under tree canopies and shade structures.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Astilbe (Astilbe); Fern (Microlepia); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Coral Bells (Heuchera)|
Provide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8