Exposure
Shade
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Growth Rate in the Garden
Medium
Fast
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Foliage Attribute
Silver or Blue Foliage
Bloom Color
White
Attributes
Easy to Grow
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
Prefers consistent soil moisture
Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Hosta 'Humpback Whale'

Hosta

How magnificent is this? This variety forms a massive, dome shaped mound of blue-green corrugated heart shaped leaves. The color is bluest in the spring with  white bell-shaped flowers appearing in early summer.

Height:

30-36 in

Spacing:

84"

Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Bloom Time:

Early Summer

Bloom Color:

White

Hosta (hos'-ta)

Family: Liliaceae · Common Name: Plantain Lily, Funkia

Hostas come in a wide array of sizes, leaf colors and leaf shapes. Spikes of bell-shaped flowers are white or lavender and bloom spring and summer. Large hostas are stunning as accent plants. Small varieties are great in mixed plantings or rock gardens.

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