Hosta 'Whirlwind' in the Hostas Database

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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
Plant Height: 19 inches tall.
Plant Spread: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Broadly Ovate, Twisted, Wavy, Slightly shiny. Leaves have white centers and dark green margins, slightly twisted and curved, held upright on stiff petioles. A vigorous grower with sun tolerance and slug resistance.
Flower Color: Other: Pale Lavender, Funnel Shape.
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division

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June 20, 2015

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Location: Ottawa, ONDate: 2012-06-21H. 'Whirlwind' leaf
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Location: Greenwood, MNDate: 2015-06-28
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Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VADate: 2017-05-30facing east - couple hours morning sun
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Location: Ottawa, ONDate: 2015-06-21My 'Whirlwind' was growing slowly. About 3 or 4 years ago, I divi
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Location: Ottawa, ONDate: 2015-06-21This is the division I took 3-4 years ago. It is grown in a locat
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Location: Peterborough, ON, CanadaDate: 2015-08-20
By linjarvis
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Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VADate: 2017-05-30planted facing east (morning sun for @ 2 hours)
By Frenchy21
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Location: Manitoba, CanadaDate: 2017-06-17
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2018-06-11
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.Date: 2008-07-18 7:00 pm.  Beautiful thick and irregular, darker green margins
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-06-19 2:51 pm.  A younger plant, showing the the green veins in the li
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-06-05 1:17 Pm.  Showing the whirlwind tilting and turning leaf tips. V
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Location: My zone 5 gardenDate: 2017-06-19
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Location: Sharps Chapel, TennesseeDate: 2018-04-22Early spring
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Location: Ottawa, ONDate: 2018-07-03
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2011-08-03
By Joy
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Location: Pittsburgh, Pa. Date: Summer, 2011Whirlwind
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Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Date: 2010-03-05Photo Courtesy of Walnut Hill Gardens Used With Permission. Unaut
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Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
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Location: Allentown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-05-24
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Posted by ViolaAnn (Ottawa, ON Canada - Zone 5a) on Aug 14, 2013 2:50 PM

'Whirlwind' is one of my earliest hostas and I've had it for more than a decade. I recently came to the conclusion that my hostas planted near my Linden tree did not grow as quickly or as well as those that were farther from it. It may be a lack of moisture or simply the dense shade. At any rate, about 3 years ago, I divided my slow-growing 'Whirlwind' and placed a much smaller division in an area that receives morning sun (but not a lot more moisture). That division has grown rapidly and blooms far better than the original division, making me conclude that this plant grows better with some sun.

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