If you’re looking for a way to spruce up any shaded areas of your garden or patio, then look no further than the white feather hosta. This variety of hosta stands out from the traditional hosta due to its beautiful white color. As the plant matures and the leaves fully open, the hosta will turn a beautiful green.
The white feather hosta is an incredibly rare find and will make your garden the envy of your friends and family this summer. Many people find themselves looking for the proper techniques to grow white feather hostas, and today, we are here to help! Below we will include our guide for successfully planting and growing your new white feather hosta roots!
Best Soil Conditions For White Feather Hosta
White feather hostas grow their best in either slightly acidic or slightly alkaline soil; this is why they have become such a popular choice for shade gardens. While you do not need to buy new soil, there are specific soil conditions that will help with optimal growth. White feather hostas will do well in damp soil. If you plan to grow your hosta plants in a container, the soil must have good drainage while remaining damp. A perfect type of soil for this is coco fiber. Coco fiber does a fantastic job at maintaining moisture but not rotting your plant’s roots. To achieve proper drainage in a container, you should add rocks to the bottom of the container before adding soil. Adding 1-2 inches of rocks to the bottom of your container will give the water access to drain and help prevent your hosta roots from rotting.
Lighting Conditions For White Feather Hosta
When you plant your white feather hosta plants, the plant must grow in a shaded area. If the white leaves of the hosta receive direct sunlight, you will quickly notice leaf burn, discoloration, and general growing issues. This is due to the white color of the hosta and how thin the leaves are. It's important to plan out your shade garden accordingly, so you don't wind up burning your new beautiful hostas.
How Often Should I Water White Feather Hostas?
When watering your white feather hosta or any hosta for the matter, you should always be generous with the amount of water you give. This water demand comes from the plant's large leaves. However, this does not mean you should drown your plant in water. A tip for maintaining appropriate soil moisture levels would be adding one of our coco fiber discs to your soil mix. As stated above, coco fiber is incredible at maintaining high levels of moisture. This may help ease some of your concerns regarding your soil drying out and improve the nutrient delivery to your hostas root system.
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Another tip is to never rely on the rain for proper watering. Of course, there are times when rainfall will give your hostas enough water, but it is not uncommon for the hostas leaves to block the rain from ever reaching the plant's roots. Ensure you are checking the moisture levels of the soil your hostas are receiving at least every other day.
How to deal with pests on White Feather Hosta?
The most common pests you will find affecting your white feather hostas are slugs and rabbits. Rabbits and slugs love hostas since their thin leaves are so easy to eat. If you are considering planting white feather hosta roots, it might be a good idea to have a slug deterrent on hand or a spray to keep rabbits and other pests away from destroying your beautiful shade garden.
Where Should I Plant White Feather Hosta?
If you want to plant your hostas in your shade garden, then there is no better spot than right in front. We recommend planting your hostas in front simply due to their size. White feather hostas are smaller than many other hosta varieties, so they tend to be covered by the bigger leaves of larger varieties if placed on the backside of your shade garden.
Best Temperature For White Feather Hosta?
White feather hostas thrive best in warmer weather. However, your hostas must remain in the shade. Hostas do not do well in extreme temperature conditions such as extreme heat or frost.
Get Out There and Grow!
If you apply the tips above to your shade garden, then you will be on your way to having a thriving garden full of white hostas!
Remember, grow your hostas in a shaded area and water them adequately! If you have any questions about growing hostas feel free to contact us at any time! Happy planting!