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Hosta 'White Feather'

Plantain Lily

Hardy Perennial

A very unusual variety! Emerging leaves appear almost totally white, slowly developing green streaks until the whole leaf turns green. Spikes of lavender flowers tower over the lush foliage from mid summer. Unlike other varieties, White Feather tolerates a sunny position making an attractive border or container plant. Also excellent as ground cover in woodland gardens or on the outskirts of ponds and boggy areas. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). Supplied as size one bareroot plants.

Culinary information: The best part to use is the hoston, the rolled up leaf as it emerges in the spring. Cooking depends on the size of the hostons, small ones can be fried for a few minutes, going well in stir fries. Thicker ones are better boiled and used as a vegetable. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
groundcover, patio, cottage gardens, woodland garden
Flowering Period:
July, August
sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 2 bare root hosta plants

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On delivery of your bareroot Hostas please plant them at the earliest opportunity. Should soil conditions prevent planting directly into borders (if soil is frozen or waterlogged); bareroots should be potted up, watered sparingly and grown on in a cool position. Choose a position in sun or dappled shade onrich fertile, well drained soil and work some compost or general fertiliser into the top 20cm of the soil. Dig a hole wide enough to accommodate the bareroot with its roots spread out and deep enough that the crown of the plant is just a few cm below soil level. Backfill the hole with soil and firm the plant in gently. Leave a slight depression around the plant - this will help to direct water towards the roots. Water well to settle the soil.
In autumn, remove old foliage and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant. Lift and divide Hosta plants in autumn every third year to maintain their vigour.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
  1. delivery of order

    By susan Taylor 13-06-2017

    I ordered a selection of plants from you to be delivered at the end of May. I had the email to expect delivery but it didnt happen. When I rang to say I had not received it I was told that I could not have it as I was too late. I am upset because I had cleared ground and planned the planting.. I was told that I would have a refund , but its not the same. I feel undervalued as a customer.. I now will have to source plants from another grower. Greatly disappointed. Sue Taylor

    Our Reply

    " Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. At your earliest convenience please contact our Customer Care Department at, one of our agents will be more than happy to look in to this further for you. "

    Jo- Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team

  2. Long-term care

    By Derek Fairbank-Laws 13-01-2012

    Hosta "White Feather" Please don't let it dry out, but don't overwater it either, as this may lead to crown rot. Once it's about 2 or 3 years old, it is more hardy and it will benefit from working in some manure or damp compost to the soil near the plant and it may be suitable for lifting and dividing at that age.

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