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Wiggles and Squiggles Hosta

Hosta 'Wiggles and Squiggles'

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Wiggles and Squiggles Hosta (Hosta 'Wiggles and Squiggles') at River Street Flowerland

Wiggles and Squiggles Hosta foliage

Wiggles and Squiggles Hosta foliage

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Wiggles and Squiggles Hosta (Hosta 'Wiggles and Squiggles') at River Street Flowerland

Wiggles and Squiggles Hosta

Wiggles and Squiggles Hosta

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  10 inches

Flower Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  28 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Brand:  Walters Gardens

Description:

A unique hosta that lives up to its name; yellow leaves are long and thin and noted for their extremely wavy margins; has a low, wide habit; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; lavender flowers in mid-summer

Ornamental Features

Wiggles and Squiggles Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive textured narrow leaves emerge light green in spring, turning yellow in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Wiggles and Squiggles Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Wiggles and Squiggles Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Wiggles and Squiggles Hosta will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 28 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features