Hosta Shadowland® Wheee! in the Hostas Database

Trade name information:
Series: Shadowland®
Trade Name: Wheee!
Cultivar name: 'Wheee!'
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division

This is several years old now and looking good.

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Comments:
Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Jun 24, 2013 5:42 PM

Hosta Wheee was found by Bill Meyer at a garden center without a label. He recognized it as something special and introduced it in 2011. It may be a sport of Hosta Leola Fraim. It has wonderfully ruffled leaves, which are green with cream-colored margins. The leaves are ruffled even in the juvenile stage and have good slug resistance. The medium-sized plants, when mature, are topped with light lavender blooms on purple scapes. This is one of those hostas you will recognize after you have seen it once. A choice hosta with a good growth rate. The form provides good contrast with the form of other hostas in the garden.

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Posted by Tepelus (Nashville, Michigan - Zone 6a) on May 19, 2013 8:37 PM

Bought mine in 2011 as a one eyed, 1st yr TC plant. This year it has three eyes. Seems to be a moderate grower for me. It's growing in a full sun spot now, so I shall see how much it jumps in size next year.

Update (June 3 2014)

Wheee! did jump in size this year to 10 eyes. Seems to do well in full sun; it continuously grows new leaves throughout the season and doesn't seem to get scorched by the sun, as long as it gets enough water. And I love saying its name.

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