This medium size (18 inches high
by 40 inches wide) plant has
greenish-white medial variegations and a somewhat upright growth
The leaves are moderately corrugated, wavy and come to a tip.
Lavender flowers bloom from late July into August.
registered this cultivar in 1989 as a "probable"
sport of H. 'Fortunei
Hyacinthina' although, according to
The Hosta Handbook by
Mark Zilis (2000), "...it does not act like 'Fortunei Hyacinthina' at
Field Guide to Hostas by
Mark Zilis (2014),
"That cannot be since 'Second Wind', the
green-leaved sport of 'Whirlwind' is not at all like
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009)
states: "Leaf color varies with temperature and the age of
the plant...Vigorous and easy to grow. Makes a superb ground
cover...Differs from other medio-variegated hostas by its broad,
twisted leaves on long petioles and the conspicuous green veins
on the leaf's surface."