Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall, Spring
Color White
Growth Habit Clumping, Spreading
Bloom Season Summer
Bloom Size 24 inches Wide

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing, Fragrant
Use Container Garden, Landscaping, Shaded Garden
Growing Conditions Outdoor, Shade Tolerant

About White Feather - Hosta Roots


Seed Type Root
Also known as Plantain Lily

What a great idea for a moonlight garden! Show off these fall-planted White Feather Hostas in containers, too. This hosta doesn't have any chlorophyll, which is why its leaves are such a brilliant white. They create a beautiful glowing effect in shaded areas. The leaves change to a creamy green as the plant matures. If you want to retain the white, make sure you plant the bulbs in areas with as little light as possible. Then get ready for beautiful lavender blooms! Fair warning: slugs absolutely love White Feather hostas, so keep some slug bait around.

Planting Information

Planting White Feather - Hosta Roots

Planting Season Fall, Spring
Light Requirement Partial Shade
Planting Depth Top of Root Should Be No More Than 1 inches Below Soil
Plant Height 18 to 36 inches tall; 24 inches wide
Plant Spacing 18 to 24 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bulb Size No. 1
View our Hosta Planting Guide to learn more.