Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:21
Your hosta White Feather will eventually spread to 30 inches/90 cms wide but not in its first season. It needs to be grown in shade or very dappled sunlight to avoid burning those pale leaves.
Slugs will probably love it so you'll need to protect it - wildlife friendly slug pellets scattered thinly but regularly, a mulch of coffee grounds or sharp grit, a copper ring round the plant............
Different hostas have different heights and spread and very different leaf shapes, textures and colours. With care, you can plant a beautiful tapestry of them. Most like moist soils rather than sharply drained so you may want to add some well rotted leaf mold or compost to your soil before planting.