We sold out of ‘Humpback Whale’ hosta pretty early this year. Humpback Whale is pretty impressive hosta and this one really hasn’t matured yet because they can get three feet high and 7 feet wide. I’ve also seen photos of them that show them to be a lot more blue than this one.
Humpback whale is hard in zones 3 through zone 9. It does best in partial shade but the one in the photo is pretty much full sun which might account for the lack of blue color.
This particular hosta was almost impossible to find at one time and according to Walter’s Gardens one sold at a charity event for $725! And we sold the for $7.97!
Can you legally propagate Humpback whale hosta?
As far as I can see this plant is not patented and the name is not a registered trademark. That’s huge! That means that you can dig and divide them and sell them to your hearts content?
Do I do that? No. I simply buy small plugs for about $2.00 or $2.50 each and grow them on from there. It’s way easier, a lot less work! And I don’t have to dig up my prized plants! Most of our members do as I do and simply buy perennial plugs. Some of the plugs that I buy are less than $1.00 each!
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