Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

Hosta Humpback Whale

These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear large, heart-shaped blue-green corrugated leaves. Creamy white bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
3 ft tall x 7 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture