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