Hosta 'White Feather'
Hosta 'White Feather'
Hosta 'White Feather'
Hosta 'White Feather'
Hosta 'White Feather'
Hosta 'White Feather'
Hosta 'White Feather'
Hosta 'White Feather'
Hosta 'White Feather'

Hosta 'White Feather'

"Plantain lily"

Hosta 'White Feather'

1 bare root — £4.95

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Description

Hosta 'White Feather' is unlike any other. A dramatic clump-forming hardy perennial, it grows to about 35cm in height. In spring, its leaves unfurl into a mass of bright, cream-white. Then, as the season progresses, the white foliage increasingly turns green, with the colour changing first at the leaf veins, then spreading outwards. One of the undulata species of Hosta, with attractive wavy-edged leaves, the foliage of 'White Feather' is further characterised by being matt on the upper surface, and glossy on the underside. The overall effect is highly attractive, unusual, and a wonderful talking point. And, as if this is not enough, Hosta 'White Feather' produces lovely lavender-purple in mid-summer 

Plantain lily 'White Feather' has a compact habit, and is perfect for growing in patio containers, or at the front of a shady herbaceous border. It will grow best in a moist soil, and will benefit from a yearly mulch of well-rotted manure, leafmould or compost.  

The Hosta genus was named by Austrian botanist Leopold Trattinnick in 1812, in honour of Nicholas Thomas Host, a Croatian botanist.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Hosta 'White Feather' (_undulata_)

  • Flower colour

    Lavender purple

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    7 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Cream, white

  • Habit

    Clump-forming
    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Partial shade
    Dappled shade
    Full shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Ground cover
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Clay
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak the Hosta 'White Feather' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting

    • Plant your "Plantain lily" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed. Some varieties are a length of root which should be planted lengthways and shallowly (1-2cm deep).

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed until 29 February 2025
    You can expect your order in February/March 2025

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
    You can expect your order in March/April 2025

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2025
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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