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I have had a white Hosta in a pot for 2 years. Both years it has started growing white and then the leaves appear to rot. They havent been eaten by slugs. Then the plant regrows but the leaves are green Has anybody else had this problem and what did they do ? I think the Hosta is White Feather.


  • CharleyDCharleyD Posts: 440

    Hi Carol.  I'm also having a few problems with my white feather Hosta.  When it first grew (mine is new this year) it was green, but the leaves eventually turned white.  However, over the last couple of weeks when it's been very sunny, the leaves have been staying green.  I think I read on this forum a while ago, that if a white hosta gets too much sun, it makes it grow green.  I'm thinking of transplanting it to a more shady area in our garden as the area gets more sun than I first realised.  I'm not sure about the rotting leaves though; it sounds like maybe it had too much water or isn't planted deep enough? 

  • Mark 499Mark 499 Posts: 380

    From info I have seen White Feather is a very poor performing plant , some say it should never have released for sale.

  • Last year I contacted Bowdens hostas ( a major hostage grower) to see if they stocked White feather hosta and they told me no they didn't as the hosta was a very bad grower and didn't even like being transported or moved in anyway. The hosta will definitely dislike being in the sun.

  • Thanks for your advice. I will try and get it to grow as best i can. 

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