Hosta 'Whirlwind' (Fortunei) (V) Overview
Hosta 'Whirlwind' is a stunning perennial cultivar that forms clumps of slightly twisted, wide, dark green leaves with a cream centre that slowly develops from lime green to a darker shade the leaves age. In mid to late summer, erect stems of nodding pale lavender flowers appear. All Hostas need some shade, and few will thrive in open strong sunlight. A general rule is that the lighter foliage, the brighter the sunlight that will be tolerated. Variegated varieties tend to require more sun to keep their white, light green or gold stripes. The darker, bluer varieties need more shade. Once established, Hostas are pretty tough and will spread horizontally to make an excellent ground cover. Requiring little care apart from tidying up spent leaves and flowers at the end of the growing season. This cultivar has earned a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.