Hosta 'Humpback Whale'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
Until recently, this giant sized hosta from the late Mildred Seaver was never commercially available. In fact, it was once auctioned off for $725 at a fundraiser! Now you can be one of the special few to own this fantastic hosta.
‘Humpback Whale’ forms a massive, dome-shaped mound of blue-green, corrugated, heart-shaped leaves. Its color is bluest in the springtime. Blue-green scapes carry near-white, bell-shaped flowers in early summer.
Mildred Seaver was known among hosta enthusiasts as the “Queen of Hostas”. In her lifetime, she registered 95 new varieties including: ‘Spilt Milk’, ‘Queen of the Seas’, and ‘Komodo Dragon’.
Intro Year: 2012
Origin: Not Native to North America
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