Hosta
Hosta 'White Feather'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: White Feather
Hybridized by Heemskerk
Registered or introduced: 2005
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Plant Size (check one):

Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 tall)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Lance

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Greenish White

Creamy White

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:

Early/Mid

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Medium Lavender

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Nilwood, Illinois

Columbus, Indiana

Greenfield, Indiana

Oskaloosa, Iowa

Benton, Louisiana

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Brooklyn, New York

Buffalo, New York

Rochester, New York

Durham, North Carolina

Norman, Oklahoma

Mindoro, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Apr 17, 2015, gram_pat from Benton, LA wrote:

I saw this and had to have it -- in fact, I bought three of them. The leaves are beautiful and white when they first emerge from dormancy, but after that, they turn green and there's nothing really unique about the plant.

Positive

On Jun 12, 2013, cwaeir from Norman, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

A little bit of a slow grower but very pretty. I have had no problems with it. Not exactly white but more of an off white with a hint of green.

Positive

On May 22, 2010, korina777 from Brooklyn, NY wrote:

It is posted on Ebay now.