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Hosta 'White Feather'

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Hardy Perennial
What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
3 Reviews
2 bare root hosta plants £9.99 by end of March 2018
4 bare root hosta plantsSAVE* £5 £14.98 by end of March 2018
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Reviews
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.


Groundcover, Patio, Cottage Gardens, Woodland Garden

Hardy

sun or semi shade, dappled shade

45cm (18in)

45cm (18in)

2 Bare Root Hosta Plants (V11777P)
4 Bare Root Hosta Plants (V11778P)

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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.
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.

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Reviews

Cultural problems 2012-01-13

Hosta "White Feather" Many reports say it starts to wither the leaves within the first two months, where this may be due to the lack of green areas in younger plants - giving a shortage of chlorphyl (plus perhaps sunlight) and sometimes it displays grey streaks typical of crown rot. The plant should be left for a seaon, with the damaged leaves removed, even though it appears dead, as sometimes, it will show new shoots the following year!

Hosta "white feather" variety 2012-01-13

Although a lovely variety, it has a reputation for being harder to grow than some of the regular green leaf varieties. Make sure it's in a well drained location, I work in some pea gravel to the bottom of the planting hole with the compost layer; this helps drainage and good root formation.

Long-term care 2012-01-13

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.