There are incredibly few plant species that have a multitude of different varieties the way the hosta does. Hostas can be diminutive, gigantic, or somewhere in the median range and they come in so many amazing color variations. You could fill a large garden with various hosta plants and never use the same variety twice. There are blue hostas and green hostas, multi colored hostas and ones with single color leaves. Here, we are going to take a look at all of the varieties that have white somewhere on their leaves. It is important to note, that any plant that is entirely white is exceedingly rare.
White Leaf Hosta
The only hosta that has entirely pure white leaves is the white feather hosta. It is a semi rare variety, but it is quite gorgeous and it looks fantastic in any garden. This is a miniature variety of hosta that grows to a mere 12 inches in width and 6 to 10 inches in hight. This variety has soft creamy white leaves throughout spring, but as the season progresses it develops light aqua green streaks. It is impossible for any plant to remain entirely white. This is because plants need the green pigmentation to have chlorophyll which is necessary for the plant to get nourishment.
Green and White
Fire and Ice Hosta – This hosta variety is a prime example of vibrant green and white foliage. Its leaves have a creamy white center and dark forest green edges.
Lakeside Cupcake Hosta – This variety has foliage that includes a brilliant white center with striking bluish green margins on a heart shaped leaf.
Vulcan – This one has foliage that is a creamy eggshell white with sunshine yellow streaks and vibrant green margins.
Americana – This is another variety that sports heart shaped leaves. Each individual leaf is mostly a waxy green in color with a narrow, frosting white center.
White Christmas – The foliage on this variety is mostly a gripping cream white with a narrow sparkling green border.
American Sweetheart – The leaves on this plant are mostly a waxy green, but they do have a narrow egg white center.
Hostas with White Edges
White Edge Hosta – This hosta has emerald green leaves with stunning creamy white margins. It grows to be around 15 – 18 inches tall and 12 – 18 inches wide.
American Halo Hosta – The leaves of this plant are a deep, striking blue-green and have a thin, wavy cream edge. It grows to be 24 inches tall and 70 inches wide.
Baby Booties Hosta – This is a miniscule (for the hosta world) variation that only grows to be 7 inches tall and 12 inches wide. The foliage is a deep rainforest green with cream colored margins.
Barbara Ann Hosta – This variety grows to be 24 inches tall and 48 inches wides. Its foliage is an army green with a blindingly white border.
Blazing Saddles Hosta – This plant grows to be 18 inches tall and 45 inches wide. The leaves are a hunter green with a buttery white border. As the season progresses the cream becomes more of a true, pure, striking white.
Bridal Falls Hosta – This is a beautiful variation with leaves that are an eye-popping deep green with a pale margin. It grows to be 28 inches tall and 48 inches wide.