Gotta Have It: Hosta ‘White Feather’

Yum, yum, this is one gorgeous hosta.

 I have had it for three years now, and I was reminded about it when Carol sent me a photo of it from Kilbourne Grove.

Just out of the ground, a mere babe.

 I am a sucker for different, different colour, variegation, you name it. And this hosta is different,

I'm a bit older now!

stark white when it rises from the ground, and then slowly, very slowly, green streaks start to enter the leaves.


Thanks for the photo Carol.


Towards the very end of the summer,

Old age has set in.

It is almost pure green now, can you see it at the very bottom of the  photo? Just a couple of white streaks.

And in the spring….yummy!!


18 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    It is like a chameleon, lol. A very nice gift. too.

  2. 3

    Jean said,

    A very interesting hosta! I’m so glad that Carol is sending you photos of what’s happening in your garden at Kilbourne Grove; what a great arrangement.

  3. 5

    Anna said,

    Oh what attractive juvenile foliage ~ will keep an eye open for that one. Glad that you are able to keep track of what is going in the garden at Kilbourne Grove from a distance 🙂

  4. 7

    Greggo said,

    unusual to say the least

  5. 9

    teza said,

    Oh but when will these garden magazines and ‘experts’ report the cold hard facts, as your last photo shows….. it does not remain white for long! Granted it is most adorable when it first emerges, but those looking for a pure white Hosta will be….. well you know!

  6. 11

    Carol Flett said,

    It was so beautiful when I was there taking the photo; well worth it even if it doesn’t stay that way all summer. After all, most perennials have a short showstopping period and then take a back seat for something else.

  7. 13

    Wendy said,

    I’ve always been interested in this guy…I love the green streaks in the second photo.

  8. 15

    Very interesting hosta. The hostas with a lot of white variegation tend to melt in the summer heat here in the mid-Atlantic.

  9. 17

    debsgarden said,

    I want one! I love variegated foliage and anything a little weird and wonderful. This is it!

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