Hosta 'White Sails'


The picture above was taken at Randy Goodwin's garden.

This is one of those cases where there are two hostas with the same name. One is registered and, therefore, the "official" version of H. 'White Sails' while the other is a non-registered plants and need to be renamed to avoid further confusion.


Registered by Randy Goodwin of Indiana in 2016, this cultivar is a slow growing, upright sport of an unnamed splash seedling of H. 'Warwick Choice'. It is a medium size (16 inches high by 19 inches wide) with chartreuse to dark green foliage and a creamy white medial (center) variegation.

The leaves are broadly ovate, moderately cupped, corrugated, twisted and dull on top. Its petioles and flower scapes are also white and green. Bell shape flowers with translucent edges bloom from June into July on scapes up to 26 inches tall followed by pure white seed pods.

The registration materials state: "Tricolor leaves have creamy centers surrounded with light chartreuse, then dark green margins on a pointed blade."

Hosta Helper will call this plant 'White Sails' (Goodwin).


According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), there was a hosta originated by Mildred Seaver of Massachusetts by this name. In 1991, she changed the name to H. 'Sea Nautilus'.

Hosta Helper will call this plant 'White Sails' (Seaver).




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