Humpback Whale

Hosta "Humpback Whale" review

The hosta Humpback Whale from Mildred Seaver is at last available to the gardening public. This long sought after jumbo variety is now in commercial production. Humpback Whale once brought an auction price of $725 for a fund raiser. Plants form a monster size dome of blue-green heart shaped, corrugated leaves. The color is best in cool weather and as the heat of summer sets in the leaves will transition to more of a green. Breed by Mildred Seaver, known in the hosta world as “Queen of the Hostas” she registered 96 varieties in her life time….. A must have! Plants produce lavender blooms in midsummer.

Hosta "Humpback Whale" information:

Size Category very large
Hosta height x width 90x210 cm (35x83 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 43x38 cm (17x15 in.) inches
Vein pairs 15
Leaf color
Leaf type convex cupped
Petiole convex cupped
Scape green
Scape height
Flower near white
Flower length 6.5 cm (2.6 in.)
Flowering period June - July
Fertile yes
Pod green