Hosta – Humpback Whale

Garden Height
36 - 36
84 - 84
84 - 84
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
Part Shade to Shade
Proven Selections
Giant dome of large, heart-shaped leaves. Blue-green leaves. Near white flowers.

Giant dome of large, heart-shaped leaves. Blue-green leaves. Near white flowers.

Attracts: Hummingbirds

Foliage Interest

Maintenance Notes
Best in partial to full shade. Prefers moist, organic soils. Easy to grow and very adaptable.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Specimen or Focal Point

Soil Fertility Average Soil, Fertile Soil

Soil PH Category Acidic Soil, Neutral Soil

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2, C - pH 6.0 - 6.5

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 50 - 100

Light Requirements Low

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 60 - 65° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 55 - 60° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Late Spring through Fall Finish. 1 ppp for all pot sizes. Plant either in spring or early to mid summer. Late summer and fall planting often does not allow for sufficient root establishment.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-8
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-10
7-9" Pot : 8-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 20-52

Pinching and Growth Regulators

No pinching or growth regulators needed.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Slugs can be problematic during the growing season. Mice and voles can be an issue during winter months in over-wintering structures. Under normal conditions with good cultural practices Hosta is a trouble free crop.

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