Mini hostas, whether they're the adorable mouse-ear types or the dainty leafed varieties, they always get noticed. Minis are well suited for any type of mini to small garden, be it rock garden, fairy garden or mini garden collections.
Hostas are categorized by their height as follows:
Miniature Less than 8" tall
Small 9" - 14" tall
Medium 15" - 22" tall
Large 23" - 29"
Very Large 30" +
Miniature hostas come in the same variety of colors, blooms and leaf shapes as the larger hostas do. Some are sun tolerant; some slug resistant. Besides being darn cute, there are many benefits to adding mini and small hostas to your garden scheme.
Here are a few:
- They don't take up much space. Easy to fit into even the busiest of garden schemes.
- They don't require the extensive planning for placement that larger hostas do.
- They don't need frequent dividing like the large ones. Most of the mini and small hostas can be easily divided once dug up with a slight tug of the roots.
- They grow slowly, so you can keep them in the same spot for several years.
- They can be easily raised to eye level for a cute, eye-catching focal point.
- You can tuck a bunch of minis under a specimen plant for a great underpinning.
- They're ideally suited for containers be that terra cotta planters, hypertufa planters or strawberry pots to name a few.
- They're fun. You can create mini landscapes in just about any type of container.
Here at Sunset Hosta Farm, we grow and sell a number of mini hostas that we feel are the best.
Mature Size: Mini Height: 8" Width up to 19"
Green Mouse Ears is a cute little sport of 'Blue Mouse Ears'. Green Mouse Ears forms a mound of medium to dark green cupped leaves of good substance. Pale purple flowers rise above the upright leaves in the summer. Also slug resistant. Very cute!
A sport of H 'Blue Mouse Ears', this charmer boasts thick round variegated leaves with a creamy margin. It will attract hummingbirds in late spring with its short spikes of dark lavender flowers. Cute! A must-have for any mouse-ear collector.
Mature Size: Mini Height: 7" Width up to 15"