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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

We are nearly finished with the hosta alphabet because unless someone convinces me otherwise, I'll lump X,Y, Z together tomorrow. (I have only one host in that group).

The "W"s include several interesting hostas. Let's start with:
'Warwick Curtsey'

Description: Small clump of neat heart-shaped blue-green leaves with a creamy yellow margin. Good substance. Dimpled when mature.
Size: Small (but a fast grower)
Origin: H. 'Dorothy Benedict' X H. ‘nakaiana’
Flowers: Long funnel-shaped, light purple flowers on upright, leafy scape in July.
Added to garden: Spring 2006

This picture taken July 18. I took several divisions from this plant and you'd never know it.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

It's a profuse bloomer - this picture taken July 15.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Whirlwind'

Description: Leaves have outstanding substance and twist as they reach upward. They are white, yellowish and yellow green with a dark green border that varies in width. Prominent green veins. Leaf colour varies with temperature and the age of the plant.

Size: Small-medium
Origin: possible sport of 'Fortunei Hyacinthina'
Flowers: Trumpet-shaped, lavender on tall scape which has occasional leafy bracts. Late July.
Added to garden: around 2000

Notes: This is one of my favourites. In Autumn 2010, I divided it - taking 3 divisions from it. Two were sold and I kept one to try growing in a different location. I also moved this plant to a spot with more light. I've found that this one greens up more than it used to and the extra division gets more morning light and greens up even faster.

This picture taken July 29.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

This was the other division, taken the same day - July 29. BTW, it's still in a pot because I have shrub roots behind the pots which need to be dug out. But I MAY rethink putting it here.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'White Christmas' taken July 15

Description: A nearly all white cultivar. Forms medium sized clumps of predominately white leaves with irregular green margins.

Size: Small (24"w x 14"h)
Origin: registered as unknown but is possibly a 'Fortunei' sport
Flowers: Small lavender flowers, late June, on a flower scape which has huge white leafy sections.
Added to garden: Spring 2006
Notes: Another favourite. This one fairly begs to be photographed.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'White Dove' taken June 28

Description: Arching, long, narrow, green-centered leaves with a slightly rippled, pure white margin.

Size: Tiny (11"w x 7"h)
Origin: H. 'Beatrice' x H. 'Beatrice'
Flowers: pure white, tubular in mid-summer.
Added to garden: Spring 2008

This one was doing very well until I moved it from a pot to the garden in 2010 and the squirrels dug it up and left it for dead. It has recovered, but doesn't seem quite as enthusiastic as before.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Wylde Green Cream' - taken June 29

Description: round gold leaves that are surrounded by a wide dark green border on a small sturdy clump.

Size: Small (16"w x 8"h)
Origin: Sport of H. 'Vanilla Cream'
Flowers: pale lavender, tubular on 18" scape
Added to garden: Spring 2008

Notes: looks very much like H. Heart and Soul and both are sports of the same plant. some people believe they are the same, simply registered by different people.

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Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

I bought this Wide Brim Hosta from Gardenharvestsupply.com back on June 1, 2011 and they are a good company, I bought 5 Hostas and a Butterfly Bush. This has grown a lot and survived a Hurricane then got eaten by a slug. :*((((

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

'War Party'...not much to say about this one, other than it's a pretty blue hosta!

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

I got 'Wheee' this year from Naylor Creek. The creamy border on mine seem to be more narrow than the pics on the Hosta Library. I hope they widen with maturity. Cute little hosta!

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

'Whoopee' was new to me last year. Nice steaked leaves, that so far seem to be stable. Says it's a streaked breeder on the HL, but so far I haven't had any seed pods from the blooms :-(

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

'Worldly Treasure' gets a lot of morning light and keeps it's dark green color. Very pretty hosta, but the cupped leaves collect a lot of junk!

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Wheee' sure is a cutie. Is that a Naylor Creek introduction? Or would it be more widely available?

Ottawa, Canada

'White Elephant' planted early this summer. This picture was taken September 7. It's supposed to get 20" high by 50" wide at maturity. I have and love 'Wylde Green Cream'. I would like to add 'White Christmas' to my collection as well as 'White Dove' and 'Wheee'.

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Ottawa, Canada

Three 'Wolverine' behind 'Guacamole'. They were planted in 2008 and will be divided and moved next spring. This picture was taken on May 31.

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

I really like White Elephant. I'll have to look for that one next year.

Ann,

I'm not sure if anybody else has Wheee for sale, but it's a Bill Meyer intro. I hope you can find it for your gardens.

Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

'Winter Lightning' is pretty cool! I hope it's okay to be posting pictures from past years. This one was taken in 2010.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

What an interesting plant! I immediately thought 'Striptease' family, but it's not.
http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Winter+Lightning

With that much white, is it a slow grower? Otherwise it would be too large for my garden.

Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Ann,

My Winter Lightning is staying small. It's still in my mini bed, but it's now getting crowded out by a fern! I guess I'd better plan on moving it before winter.

Rose

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Another question. The newer leaves on yours seem to be darker green. Is this a plant that lightens in colour during the season?

Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Here's a photo from today. 'Winter Lightning' seems to have a couple of solid leaves on it. I will have to take care of that!

Ann,

The picture that I posted earlier was taken in June of 2010. I have a picture from April that shows much darker leaves, so I would say that it lightens up through the season.

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Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

Wolverine, acquired during the heat drought this summer. Pic from September 11 just after it was transplanted along with a few baby Corydalis lutea.

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