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Hosta ‘Whirlwind’

For sale by Stafford Lake Nursery

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Tough medio variegated variety. A H. fortunei sport with thick dark green heart-shaped leaves and a greenish cream centre. This can fade to a light green or a parchment white, depending on position. Good lavender flowers. Clump can grow to about 1m wide by 60cm high. A definite fixture in the Hosta hall of fame.

Hosta ‘Whirlwind’ | Woking, Surrey, GU21
Pot SizeTotal Price
1 litre

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Plant Finder: about Hosta ‘Whirlwind’


Hosta ‘Whirlwind’. Hosta with leaves that vary their colours through the season. Dark green streaked margins frame a changing centre which emerge creamy white, go light green, then dark green by the end of summer. Creates a distincitve clump of upward-pointed wavy leaves to 60cm high, 1m wide.

Trumpet-shaped lavender flowers in mid to late summer.


All Hostas need some shade and few will thrive in open strong sunlight. A general rule is that the lighter foliage, the brighter the sunlight that will be tolerated. Variegated varieties tend to require more sun to keep their white, light green or gold stripes. The darker, bluer varieties need more shade.

Once established, Hostas are pretty tough and will spread horizontally to make excellent ground cover.

Interest and use

Grown for their decorative foliage. Form large clumps that are excellent for ground cover. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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Hosta ‘Whirlwind’ | Woking, Surrey, GU21 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH9.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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