'Humpback Whale' 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. 

  • Foliage Interest
  • Attracts: Hummingbirds


  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Height Category: Large
  • Garden Height: 3 Feet
  • Scape Height: 4 Feet
  • Spacing: 7 Feet
  • Spread: 7 Feet
  • Flower Colors: White
  • Foliage Colors: Blue
  • Foliage Shade: Dark green/blue
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Container Role: Filler


  • Light Requirement: Part Shade to Shade
  • Maintenance Category: Easy
  • Bloom Time: Early Summer
  • Hardiness Zones: 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b 
  • Water Category: Average, Consistent
  • Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil, Fertile Soil 
  • Soil PH Category: Acidic Soil, Neutral Soil
  • Uses: Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Speciamen or Focal Point
  • Maintenance Notes: Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, organically enriched soil and full to part shade. Clean away the dead foliage after frost to prevent insect problems

Photos provided by Walters Gardens, Inc


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