White Christmas

Hosta "White Christmas" review

'Krossa White'. 12" tall. Part Sun to Light Shade. A spectacular cultivar with more white than any variety we've seen. June brings pale lavender flowers. Every collection should have this plant. Snow white center with green margin. Ovate, wavy, twisted leaves, 5" X 2.5". 28" scapes with lavender flowers. This rarely available gem is one of the best white centered forms of Hosta 'Fortunei' (often incorrectly listed as Hosta 'Undulata'). The clump spreads to a width of 2' with age. Hosta 'White Christmas' is truly one of the most attractive and distinct hostas on the market, needing plenty of morning sun to grow best. In shade, the clumps tend to fade to green in very late summer. The clumps are topped with typical light lavender fortunei-type flowers in late spring. Leaves have white centers w/narrow green margins, slow grower and sometimes difficult--seems to like a warm location; lavender flowers. This is probably the best of the nearly all white cultivars. Forms medium sized clumps of predominately white leaves with irregular green margins. Lavender flowers. Plant is a spectacular cultivar of Hosta 'Undulata' with large white areas that stay white longer than other varieties. There is so much white center it is a wonder how it can even get enough energy from the sun (more white than any other variety). From a distance is almost looks a pure white plant. This plant probably receives the most comments and questions than any Hosta cultivar in our gardens. Every collector should have this plant! (Plant 20x12 A show-off plant, the pure white centers are edged with dark green wavy margins. Lavender flowers.

Hosta "White Christmas" information:

Size Category small - medium - large
Hosta height x width 35x60 cm (14x24 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 22x7 cm (9x3 in.) inches
Vein pairs 6,8-9
Leaf color
Variegation medio, viridescent
Leaf type twisted, folded, wavy, ovate
Petiole twisted, folded, wavy, ovate
Scape height 75 cm (30 in.)
Flower lavender,tubular
Flower length
Flowering period July - August
Fertile no
Sports 'Christmas Eve' sport/cg 'Merry Christmas' sport/gw 'Night Before Christmas' sport/wg 'Robert's Rapier' sport/wg 'Snow Squall' sport/wg 'White Elephant' sport/wg
Progeny 'Calypso' = "hybrid" x PP 'Curly' = 'Resonance' x PP 'White Magic' = PP x 'Flamboyant'