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Hosta 'Whirligig'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Hosta 'Whirligig'

Walden West NR

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Item #: 2096

Zones: 3a to 9b

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.9 L) ?


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.


We think this aptly named cutie from Walden West is just adorable. The dark green leaves emerge vertically from the clump with a serious twist that would make Chubby Checker proud. Each leaf is highlighted with a large dramatic central pattern of creamy white. As the season progresses, the white changes first to a light olive-green (reminiscent of "The Exorcist" pea soup scene). Finally, the central color changes again into the same dark green as the outer edge of the leaf... a true Dr. Jekyll kind of hosta. In midsummer, the 20" wide clumps are topped with stalks of medium lavender flowers... truly a distinctive new hosta!