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Wind Beneath My Wings Hosta

Hosta 'Wind Beneath My Wings'

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Wind Beneath My Wings Hosta (Hosta 'Wind Beneath My Wings') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Wind Beneath My Wings Hosta foliage

Wind Beneath My Wings Hosta foliage

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Plant Height:  30 inches

Flower Height:  4 feet

Spacing:  6 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Brand:  Walters Gardens

Description:

This eye catching large variety features heart shaped, silver-blue leaves with heavily ruffled margins and light gray undersides; pale lavender flowers appear in midsummer; a versatile, colorful addition to the garden or landscape

Ornamental Features

Wind Beneath My Wings Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive large textured heart-shaped leaves remain silvery blue in colour with curious gray undersides and tinges of bluish-green throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Wind Beneath My Wings Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Wind Beneath My Wings Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Wind Beneath My Wings Hosta will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 7 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 feet apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features