Hosta 'White Feather'
- Calculated at Checkout
- Foliage emerges pure white
- Leaves gradually turn green, starting with the veins
- Lavender flowers add a splash of color in summertime
This stunning, mysterious-looking white hosta certainly brightens up the shade garden and is a real treat to the eye with its unexpected purity emerging each spring. White hostas are extremely sensitive to the sun, so be sure to plant in a truly shaded location. The white leaves change to a green-white as the summer progresses and the flowers bloom lavender in midsummer.
Uses: Borders, Woodland, Specimen, Mass Planting
Nature Attraction: Hummingbirds
Notable Features: Good Cut Flower & Foliage
Growth Habit: Mounding
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.