Common Name: Hosta Hosta Humpback Whale

Height:3.0 Feet

Spread:7.0 Feet

Scape Height:4.0 Feet


Hardiness Zones:3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Flower Color:White Shades

Foliage Color:Blue shades

Sunlight:Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)Full Shade (< 4 hrs. Direct Sun)


Water Requirements:Average Water NeedsConsistent Water Needs

Soil Quality:Average Soil QualityFertile Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry:Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)

Bloomtime:Early Summer

Attracts Wings:Attracts Hummingbirds


Growth Rate:Medium

Garden Style:CottageEclecticWoodland Shade

Other Features:Border PlantCut FlowerCut FoliageEasy To GrowSpecimenFocal Point

Origin:Not Native to North America


Until recently, this giant sized hosta from the late Mildred Seaver was never commercially available.  In fact, it was once auctioned off for $725 at a fundraiser!  Now you can be one of the special few to own this fantastic 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. 

Mildred Seaver was known among hosta enthusiasts as the “Queen of Hostas”.  In her lifetime, she registered 95 new varieties including: ‘Spilt Milk’, ‘Queen of the Seas’, and ‘Komodo Dragon’.