Proven Winners Perennials
Hosta SHADOWLAND® 'Wheee!'
- 2021 Proven Winners Hosta of the year!
- Very wavy leaves
- Lavender flowers on purple stems in summer
Hosta 'Wheee!' is a fun hosta with ruffled edges and creamy margins. The ruffles run from the tip of the leaf all the way down to the petiole. In midsummer, light lavender flowers appear atop purple scapes. Foliage is quite hardy, which makes it slug resistant. A perfect plant to add to the shade garden.
Uses: Asian Gardens, Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Woodland Gardens
Nature Attraction: Hummingbirds
Notable Features: Low Maintenance, Cut Foliage Good for Vase Arrangements, Tolerates Heavy Shade & Black Walnuts
Growth Habit: Mounded
Homeowner Growing Tips: Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained soil with high organic content and slightly acidic to neutral pH. They prefer slightly sandy soil over heavy clays as they need aeration for the roots. Grow in high-filtered or dappled sunlight--they can tolerate morning sun but not hot afternoon sun. Hostas are prone to slugs and deer browsing, though some kinds with thicker foliage may not be damaged as badly. Apply slug bait in early spring before the leaves have unfurled to prevent damage. Divide large clumps, if necessary, in spring when sprouts appear, or late summer. Remove dead foliage from the garden in late fall to early winter.