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HOSTA 'White Feather'
Hosta, Plantain Lily, White Feather Plantain Lily
Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown for their attractive leaves, tolerance for shade, toughness, and mounding habit. This one, 'White Feather,' is almost a novelty. In spring, its leaves emerge pure white, begging the question of how the plant will survive without chlorophyll, but meanwhile lending a ghostly brightness to the garden. Narrow, cupped and arching, the leaves form an upright clump and by summer may develop a blotchy green appearance. If the green fails to develop, the plant will not return the next year, or will be much weakened. This hosta does not tolerate sun and should be grown in partial shade where it can gather enough light to remain perennial.
Like most hostas, ‘White Feather’ tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils, and prefers average, even moisture. Use it for a bright contrast in shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, or massed as a groundcover for a gaudy moment in spring.
9 - 2
3 - 9
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
0"-12" / 0.0cm - 30.5cm
0"-24" / 0.0cm - 61.0cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Lavender, Ivory
Slate Gray, Steel Blue
Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border
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