Plantain Lily

Hosta Whirlwind
Latin Name: Hosta Whirlwind
Moisture/Zone: Keep moist
Flower Colour: Lilac
Growth Speed: Medium
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Variegated
Position: Part sun, full shade

Whirlwind is a very attractive hosta, leaves are heart shaped, folded and twisted. A medium sized variety, leaves have dark gren margins with contrasting centres in creamy-white which matures to lime green. The pale lavender flowers appear in summer. Hostas are prized for their lush attractive foliage; strong waxy leaves provide great ground cover and contrast well with other plants. An ideal plant to grow in drifts along a shaded border. Hostas make excellent subjects for container growing, forming striking clumps. They prefer shade and rich, moist but well drained soil. Propagate by division in early spring. Surround plants with a good layer of coarse grit each spring to protect them from slugs. Height to 45-50 cm.

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