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

Hosta 'White Feather XXL'

"White plantain lily"

Hosta 'White Feather XXL'

1 bare root — £4.45

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Description

Grow Hosta 'White Feather XXL' and enjoy watching it unravel wonderful white leaves in spring which will illuminate the shady nooks of the garden. As spring turns to summer, this unusual giant white plantain lily will adopt green streaks, before turning fully green later in summer. A colour-change feature is always interesting as the planting space will evolve as the season progresses. This giant white plantain lily is just like the much-admired Hosta 'White Feather', only with an upgrade! It's a new tetraploid sport which features thicker, less sensitive leaves. It’s also much quicker to reach maturity than the original variety—perfect for those gardeners who like quicker results! 

Notably, the leaves of this improved Hosta 'White Feather' are glossy on the undersides and matte on the top. The curved, wavy edges of this ‘undulata’ type show off this interesting textural difference. When established, Hosta 'White Feather XXL' will produce delicate spires of lavender flowers in midsummer, adding further interest to the display.  With a relatively compact habit, it works well at the front of the border, or as a specimen plant in your best pots and planters. 

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 'Improved White Feather'
    Hosta 'White Feather XXL'

  • Flower colour

    Lavender purple

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    50-70cm

  • 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 your Hosta 'White Feather XXL' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "White 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.

    • 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 before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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