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Apr 16, 2016 2:21 PM CST
|'Whirlwind' is one of my oldest hostas, dating from the late '90s. A few years ago, I divided it to grow one in a different location with different light conditions. It gets morning sun and, in general, has grown faster. Last year, for some reason, my original plant never developed the predominate green veins that help distinguish this variety. It is a sport from 'Fortunei Hyacinthina'. The leaves have outstanding substance and twist as they reach upward. They are white, yellowish and yellow green with a dark green border that varies in width. Prominent green veins. Leaf colour varies with temperature and the age of the plant. In some light conditions this one will green up during the season. Please feel free to share your photos of this hosta.
June 21 Plant 1 (the original which gets less sun, but more this year than in the past due to loss of trees)
June 21 Plant 2 (morning sun only)
July 25 Plant 1
July 25 Plant 2
Aug. 31 Plant 1
Aug. 31 Plant 2
Sept 21 Plant 1
Sept 21 Plant 2
Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Apr 20, 2016 7:52 AM CST
|Here is my Whirlwind that I obtained in 2014. It was very slow to come up last year so I was concerned that I might have lost it. It did seem to catch up pretty quickly. I love the color and pattern changes over the season and its twisted leaves.
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