perennial

Winter Snow Hosta

Hosta 'Winter Snow'

Add To My Plant List

print page
 
Winter Snow Hosta (Hosta 'Winter Snow') at Paterno Nurseries

Winter Snow Hosta in bloom

Winter Snow Hosta in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Winter Snow Hosta (Hosta 'Winter Snow') at Paterno Nurseries

Winter Snow Hosta foliage

Winter Snow Hosta foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  26 inches

Flower Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  4 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Description:

This variety forms a large clump; leaves are of excellent substance, deep green centers with narrow white margins; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; spikes of lavender flowers in mid-summer

Ornamental Features

Winter Snow Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in early summer. Its attractive textured heart-shaped leaves remain dark green in colour with distinctive white edges throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Winter Snow Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Winter Snow Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Winter Snow Hosta will grow to be about 26 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 4 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 feet apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features