HUMPBACK WHALES arrive at Countryside Gardens.The Humpback Whale Hosta was developed by the late breeder Mildred Seaver who was known among Hosta enthusiasts as the “Queen of Hostas”. In her lifetime, she lived to 98 and registered 95 new varieties. Aptly named, this giant produces 7’ wide dome-shaped mounds of blue green corrugated heart-shaped leaves. Bluest foliage color in spring. Bell shaped flowers shoot upwards from this ‘whale’ to form ‘spouts’ of white in early summer.