Hosta 'Wrinkle in Time'

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Common Name:
Plantain Lily
Plant Type:
Shade to Part Sun
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Garden Height:
9 Inches
Garden Spread:
29 Inches
  • Small variety with a neat, tidy habit
  • Wavy, twisty leaves with cream edges
  • Loads of purple flowers make it even more colorful

Hosta 'Wrinkle in Time' gives a lovely wavy texture to the landscape. It has dark green leaves with creamy yellow margins in the spring that turn creamy white in the summer and distinct wavy margins that begin about a third of the way from the base of the leaf. In midsummer, lavender flowers appear and make a beautiful contrast to the leaves. A sport of Hosta 'Pilgrim'.

Uses: Asian Gardens, Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Edging, Ground Cover, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Woodland Gardens
Nature Attraction: Hummingbirds
Notable Features: Cut Flower/Foliage, Easy To Grow, Fast Grower, Tolerant of Pollution, Tolerant of Heavy Shade
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.

Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc

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