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Hosta ‘Humpback Whale’
Hosta ‘Humpback Whale’
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Hosta ‘Humpback Whale’


USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.711.020

Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with hundreds of varieties now readily available. Plants form sturdy mounds of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This giant selection is from Mildred Seaver who was known among hosta enthusiasts as the “Queen of Hostas”. It forms a massive, dome-shaped mound of blue-green, corrugated, heart-shaped leaves. Its colour is bluest in the springtime. Blue-green scapes carry near-white, bell-shaped flowers in early summer. Protect from hot afternoon sun to prevent scorching.

Further details for
Hosta ‘Humpback Whale’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   80-90 cm
   31-35 inches
   200-210 cm
   78-82 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate