Hosta Wheee! Description
Hosta Wheee! is a unique shade groundcover, and is perhaps one of the most unusual Hosta ever!
Corkscrew shaped, medium size green leaves are edged in white. The wavy leaves appear as if a talented seamstress had carefully pleated or gathered a piece of fabric, and the results are stunning!
Thick textured leaves give this Hosta great form all season long. Slugs don't like the thick foliage - so they stay away.
This medium size Hosta grows 15" tall and 30" wide. Tuck it in anywhere it gets some afternoon shade. They are great in containers too! 2' spikes of light lavender flowers in mid-summer.
Hostas are happiest in a rich, moisture retentive soil, but tolerate a wide range of soil conditions.
Hostas are one of the most easy to grow shade perennial. They provide eye-appealing, season long foliage interest, and require little maintenance while become larger year after year.
A Proven Winners selection, which means Wheee! has been extensively trialed and tested before coming to market.
Use in containers or combine with colorful Heucheras, hardy Ferns, or shade loving Hydrangeas.
Special Features: Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Foliage Interest, Heat Tolerant, Moisture Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant, Variegated
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- Sun Exposure:
Shade, Part Shade
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- Soil Type:
Normal, Sandy, Clay
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- Height x Width:
15" x 30"
- Flower Color:
- Foliage Color:
Gold chartreuse centers with blue green margins
- Bloom Season:
Accent, Border, Container Gardening, Foundation Planting, Massing, Specimen, Woodland
- Cannot Ship to:
AK,CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:PP #23,565
Ideas and How-to's
Recommended for You:
Soil: Evenly moist, organically rich, slightly acid, well-drained soils.
Light: Part shade to full shade -- Best in part shade (some morning sun or sun dappled conditions).
Water: Medium -- Established plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves), but soils should never be allowed to dry out. Water is best applied directly to the soil beneath the leaves.
Spacing: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Fertilizing: Light application of time release fertilizer, or side-dress with compost and organic amendments when new growth appears in early spring.
Winterizing: Foliage should be cut back to the ground in the fall. Provide a winter mulch of evergreen boughs, 2" of leaves or salt marsh hay after the ground freezes to help prevent heaving, and protect the shallow crowns.
Maintenance & Pruning: GreatGardenPlants.com offers slug-proof varieties. However, there may be regions of the country where the environment is conducive to slugs. Slugs are the bane of Hostas; use slug bait, dishes of beer, and diatomaceous earth to discourage them. Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves, and cut flower spikes back as they finish blooming in summer.
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