Hosta 'Pinwheel'

This is listed as a sport of H. venusta that was registered by Robert Savory of Savory's Gardens in Minnesota in 1983 and is very similar to H. 'Masquerade'. The small size (7 inches high by 10 inches wide) mound has leaf centers that change from pale green to white as the season progresses. Its foliage is ovate, very twisted and slightly folded. Lavender flowers bloom in July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The twisting that gives 'Pinwheel' its name only occurs as it reaches maturity."

The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack (2010) says: "A delicate plant that needs to be carefully tended until it matures and thereafter planted in light shade in a larger container or raised bed."


"1983 Registration: H. ‘Pinwheel’ This was registered with incorrect parentage as [hybrid of H. venusta]. It should have been [sport of H. venusta]."


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