Shadowland® Waterslide Hosta

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Make the most of your secluded, shady landscapes with the beautiful mystery of the Proven Winners® Shadowland® Waterslide Hosta (Hosta SHADOWLAND® 'Waterslide'). Glaucous blue leaves seem to shimmer in the shade! Blue-gray Waterslide Hosta features heavy, wavy, ruffled edges that grab your attention. The effect looks like rushing water in your shade garden!

Watch as they grow into a wide-spreading, low-growing decoration for an easy-maintenance shade garden. You'll appreciate their ripple-edged, cool blue tones all season long. The summer flowers are a nice perk and attract hummingbirds and Pollinators. Held above the beautiful foliage on tall spires, the lavender bells become a charming feature in your mid-summer garden.

Rest and relax with their help, because Hostas don't ask for much in return! Count on easy-care Hosta whether you are just getting started as a gardener, in full swing with a busy lifestyle, or are downsizing into a smaller space after many years. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 9, these low-growing and wide-spreading perennials reach 14 inches in height and about 3 feet wide!

Planting and Application:

No matter if you own or rent, you can amplify the beauty of any shady spots in your space. Maybe a corner of your balcony stays dim all day. Or perhaps you are the proud owner of mature trees. Grow them in the ground, or in large outdoor container. Just don't miss out on the tremendous splash of visual interest brought by Shadowland® Waterslide Hosta.

If you have a tiny plot or only have room for a single container, use a single species planting of multiple Waterslide Hosta. You'll love the blue wave delivered by these showy foliage plants. Use groupings in at least three, if you can, or run them in a long ribbon of incredible color and texture along the edge of your planting bed. Space them 30 inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next and enjoy their groundcover beauty.

Create a new planting bed underneath mature evergreens. It needn't be terribly wide, a mere narrow strip will suit. For a fun look, place a larger gold Hosta variety in the back of Waterslide. Hostas are eminently collectible, after all. Nature Hills offers so many gorgeous varieties. Mix and match to create a dynamic shade garden for very little effort.

If you want to make a larger feature, add Waterslide along with shade-loving native shrubs like Henry's Sweetspire and Mount Airy Fothergilla. Plant them in the shade of Limelight Hydrangea, or Red Twigged Dogwood. This sophisticated choice looks great in foundation plantings, as well. Let them fill in any bare spaces with easy blue grace and ruffled charm.

  • Spectacular, Powdery Blue-Toned Foliage & Feature Ruffled Edges
  • Fragrant Lavender Flowers Held on Tall Spires
  • Spreads to Become Showy, Low Mound
  • Attracts Hummingbirds & Pollinators
  • Enchanting in Containers, Beds, Borders & Specimen Plantings

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Give Shadowland® Waterslide Hosta no more than four hours of direct sunlight a day. It performs best in full shade to partial shade. Apply a medium amount of water on a consistent basis, especially in times of drought. Mulch over the root system to keep it cool and damp; but be sure to pull the mulch back away from the stems.

After the summer flowers fade, simply cut the spires back to maintain a manicured look in your landscape. Dip your shears into the canopy of leaves for a professional job. As the season wears on, allow the frost to kill back the foliage. Then, rake or prune away the dry, brown foliage at the end of the season. Please be patient next spring, as these perennials can be a bit slow to wake up for the new season. You'll be thrilled to see the new shoots emerge from the crown! Divide every 3-5 years to maintain the plant's vigor.

  • So Useful in Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Widely Adaptable - Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Moisture Loving Plant
  • Excellent Slug & Snail Resistance
  • Very Easy Care, Cold Hardy & Humidity Tolerant
  • Prune In Late Fall

Enjoy a steely blue, textural accent for your shade garden with Proven Winners® Shadowland® Waterslide Hosta. Order today! Order from our expert growers today! We highly recommend you order enough to complete your entire project, as these popular plants are at risk of selling out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Hostas need full sun or shade?

Hosta does best in full sun in cooler climates but does appreciate afternoon protection from the worst of the summer sun, especially in the hottest of their growing zone range. In the hottest climates, Hosta like partial shade or dappled shade, and some varieties will do great in full shade.

Where do Hostas grow best?

Proven Winners® Hosta plants love enriched, well-drained soil that is moderately yet consistently moist throughout the growing season. They appreciate mulched garden beds.

Do Hostas come back every year? Are Hostas a perennial plant?

With vigorous carefree growth, Hostas are herbaceous perennial plants that will return year after year with little maintenance.

What do you do with Hostas in the fall? What do you do with Hostas in the winter?

Hosta leaves will die back after frost but the crowns and roots remain intact and dormant until next spring. Prune back the leaves once they turn brown in the autumn and remove them from the plant's area. For winter protection, add a layer of compost or mulch over the crowns to protect them from the chill.

Do Hosta attract hummingbirds or pollinators?

Hostas are loved by pollinators and hummingbirds! All walks of beneficial pollinators will show up to sip their nectar.

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Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Shadowland® Waterslide Hosta Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners
Botanical Name Hosta SHADOWLAND 'Waterslide'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 14 inches
Mature Spread 24 - 32 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Wavy Blue-Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
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