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Hosta 'Winter Snow'

Hosta 'Winter Snow'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

1.5m

40cm

Min

1m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Hosta 'Winter Snow' Overview

Hosta 'Winter Snow' is a perennial cultivar that forms a beautiful mound of heart-shaped leaves that are yellow-green in colour and have creamy-white margins. In mid to late summer it produces erect stems of nodding lavender-blue flowers.

Common problems with Hosta 'Winter Snow'

How to harvest Hosta 'Winter Snow'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Hosta 'Winter Snow'

Division

Divide clumps every 4 or 5 years in late summer or early spring. Ensure each section has 1 to 3 good buds and trim away damaged roots. Replant at their original depth in the ground with the shoots just poking through the soil. Water and apply a granular feed.

Seed

Collect seeds in autumn from dry seed heads, sow in Spring and place in a cold frame. Seeds are unlikely to come true.

Special features of Hosta 'Winter Snow'

Ground cover

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Hosta 'Winter Snow'

This fantastic foliage plant is easily used for underplanting but it is equally grown in containers in urban courtyards and formal beds of cottage gardens. With an OPALS rating of 1, these plants are considered 'Good' to include in a low allergen planting scheme.