2016 Mini Hosta Catalogue

Note:  Mini hosta sales are done for 2016.  If you would like to receive the 2017 catalogue by email, please email your full name and telephone number to carolynsshadegardens@verizon.net.

The miniature (and small) hostas for spring 2016 pick up at the nursery or mail order are described below.  They will be the size that you would expect to find in a 3 to 4” pot (which really is the biggest sized pot for miniature hostas).  Please make sure the hosta you are ordering is not marked sold out.

To Order for Pick Up: To ensure availability, local customers can send me an email listing the hosta names and quantities they would like reserved for them to pick up.  There is no minimum order for pick up.

To Order for Mail Order:  The minimum order for mail order is $50.  If you wish to order, please send an email to carolynsshadegardens@verizon.net with your name, address, phone number and the name and quantity of the miniature hostas you want.  You will receive an acknowledgement telling you the amount owed and asking you to mail a check.  Upon receipt of your check, the hostas will be shipped USPS priority mail.  The total will include $15 for shipping and handling (there may be an additional charge for large orders).  The hostas will be removed from their pots before shipping and must be planted or potted immediately upon arrival.

What is a miniature hosta?  The American Hosta Society defines miniature hostas by their leaf size.  The leaf blade area, length x width, can be no greater than 6 square inches.  Clump spread and height are irrelevant.  Therefore, some of the hostas listed below are not technically “miniature”, but they are all little!

Photos appear above the descriptions.

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MOUSE EARS HOSTAS

Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'‘Blue Mouse Ears’:  8” tall by 19” wide; leaves are 2 ½” long by 2 ¼” wide, very blue, round, and thick; short, dense clusters of striking lavender flowers in July; very tight and elegant symmetrical habit: slug resistant; the original mouse ear and 2008 Hosta of the Year; $12

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Hosta 'Church Mouse'‘Church Mouse’:  compact mound 8″ tall by 15″ wide; very blue leaves with unique, highly ruffled margins that make a good contrast with other mouse hostas; thick substance repels slugs; adorable, well-proportioned lavender flowers in early summer; $18  Sold  Out

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Hosta 'Frosted Mouse Ears'‘Frosted Mouse Ears’:  7” tall by 18” wide; leaves 2 ½” long by 2 1/4′’ wide, blue-green leaves with yellow margins becoming creamy white later in the season; thick, slug resistant leaves; attractive proportional purple flowers and habit similar to its parent ‘Blue Mouse Ears’; rare $20 Sold Out

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Hosta 'Green Mouse Ears'‘Green Mouse Ears’:  5” tall by 12” wide; leaves 2 ½” long by 2 1/4′’ wide, shiny bright green with the thickest leaves of any mouse ears hosta; attractive proportional purple flowers and habit similar to its parent ‘Blue Mouse Ears’; slug resistant; tiny, cute, and rare; $18

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'Holy Mouse Ears'‘Holy Mouse Ears’:  6” tall by 16” wide; leaves 2 ¼” long by 2” wide, blue green margin with yellow to chartreuse center, round and thick; the most beautiful leaves in the mouse ears series; attractive proportional purple flowers and habit similar to its parent ‘Blue Mouse Ears’; slug resistant; $15 Sold Out

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Hosta 'Mighty Mouse'‘Mighty Mouse’:  4″ tall by 8″ wide; leaves 3″ long by 3″ wide, almost round blue-green leaves with a yellow margin fading to white in the fall; lovely compact, bell-like flowers; possibly the most adorable mouse ears hosta, definitely the cutest name; $15  Sold Out

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Hosta 'Mini Skirt'‘Mini Skirt’:  5″ tall by 13″ wide; leaves 2″ long by 1 1/2″ wide, forms a miniature mound of very wavy, thick, blue-green leaves with wide, heavily ruffled creamy yellow margins; lovely compact, pale lavender flowers with purple stripes in early summer; a sport of ‘Mighty Mouse’ and an exciting new addition to the mouse ears hosta clan; $18

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Hosta 'Mouse Cheese'Giantland Mouse Cheese’: 4″ tall by 12″ wide; leaves are 2 3/4″long by 2 1/2″ wide, bright gold, thick and round like the other mice we have come to love with a smooth texture and good substance; very cute pale purple flowers in July; retains gold leaf color all season; Giantland is the name of the nursery that selected this hosta; $18 Sold Out

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Hosta 'Pure Heart'‘Pure Heart’: 4″ tall by 5″ wide; leaves are 1 1/4″long by 1″ wide, forms a diminutive mound of thick, rounded, blue-green leaves with a creamy yellow center; very cute and perfectly proportional lavender flowers in midsummer; a sport of ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ with the reverse variegation of ‘Might Mouse’; named for Mighty Mouse’s girlfriend Pearl Pureheart;  $15

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Hosta 'Sunny Mouse Ears'Giantland Sunny Mouse Ears’:  3″ tall by 10″ wide; the round leaves are an adorable 1 3/4″ long by 1 3/4″ wide, the first gold-leafed cultivar in the Mouse Ears series; thick substance repels slugs; pixie-like pale purple flowers in July; Giantland is the name of the nursery that selected this hosta; $20 Sold Out

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OTHER MINIATURE AND SMALL HOSTAS

Hosta 'Appletini'‘Appletini’:  6” tall by 14” wide; leaves are 3 ½” long by 2 ¼” wide, shiny gold and pointed; short, pale purple flowers in August; excellent in containers for a bright accent; $12  Sold Out

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Hosta 'Baby Booties'‘Baby Booties’:  5″ tall by 19″ wide compact mound; oval leaves are 2 3/4″ long by 1 3/8″ wide, bright green with a wide creamy white margin; pale purple flowers in July; very cute mini;  $18

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Hosta 'Baby Bunting'‘Baby Bunting’:  11″ high by 26″ wide; leaves 2 1/2″ by 2 “, gray blue and nearly round; the photo is deceiving—the leaves are small and cute; bright purple flowers in late June; wonderful tiny hosta ranking high on the list of minis and the parent of ‘Cherish’ and ‘Pandora’s Box’;  $12

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Hosta 'Chartreuse Wiggles' ‘Chartreuse Wiggles’: 10″ high by 25″ wide; leaves are 5 1/2″ long by 1″ wide, glossy, bright gold, very narrow and heavily rippled; pale purple flowers in August; forms a low dense mound making an excellent specimen, edger, or groundcover;  $12  Sold Out

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Hosta 'Cherish' ‘Cherish’:  8″ tall by 12″ wide; leaves 2 1/2″ long by 1 1/2″ wide, heart-shaped creamy yellow leaves with a wide blue margin streaking into the center; adorable tiny hosta, “child” of the wonderful ‘Baby Bunting’, needs more sun due to its extensive variegation;  $12

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Hosta 'Country Mouse'Added 5/14/16 ‘Country Mouse’:  3″ tall by 6″ wide; leaves 2″ long by 2″ wide, heart-shaped blue-green leaves with a strikingly contrasting, pure white margin; purple flowers in July; not a mouse ears hosta but an adorable specimen;  $20  Sold Out

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Hosta 'Cracker Crumbs'‘Cracker Crumbs’:  5″ tall by 19” wide; leaves 3” long by 2 ½” wide, shiny gold with a bright green wavy margin; pale purple flowers in July; quickly forms dense and rounded mound; great trough or rock garden plant and my best-selling miniature hosta; $12

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Hosta 'Curly Fries' ‘Curly Fries’: very distinctive 11″ tall by 20″ wide dense clump; leaves are 7″ long by 1 1/2″ wide, very narrow bright gold and heavily rippled; lavender flowers on purple scapes in summer; so unique that it has been named Hosta of the Year for 2016;   $15 Sold Out

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Hosta 'Dew Drop'Added 5/14/16 ‘Dew Drop’:  7″ high by 12″ wide; leaves 3″ long by 2 1/2″ wide, very dark green and shiny with a pencil-thin white edging; lavender flowers in early summer; forms an elegant symetrical mound; $15  4 left

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Hosta 'Dragon Tails'‘Dragon Tails’: 7″ high by 14″ wide; leaves 5″ long by 1″ wide, golden, lance-shaped, heavily rippled, and tapering to a point; forms an arching tight clump great for draping over the edge of a container; one of my new favorites, if you use your imagination you can see the dragon tail; $15  1 left

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Hosta 'Faithful Heart'‘Faithful Heart’: 10″ tall by 24″ wide; leaves are 4″ long by 2″ wide, light gold, heart-shaped leaves with a narrow, wavy green margin; very fun because the leaves start out all gold and the margin emerges gradually over the spring (photo shows the margin emerging); pale purple flowers in midsummer; a very unique and attractive sport of ‘Cheatin’ Heart’; $12

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Hosta 'Fether Boa' ‘Feather Boa’: 11″ tall by 27″ high; leaves are 3 3/4″ long by 2″ wide, narrow gold with  wavy margins; attractive purple flowers in July; very useful because it grows rapidly to form a dense gold ground cover.  $12  Sold Out

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Hosta 'Green Eyes'‘Green Eyes’: 5″ tall and 12″ wide; leaves 3″ long by 1″ wide, pale yellow with a narrow green margin, lance-shaped, rippled, and tapering; sun tolerant; a seedling of ‘Kabitan’, another wonderful little hosta; $12  Sold Out

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Hosta 'Green with Envy'‘Green with Envy’: 12″ tall and 30″ wide; leaves 4″ long by 3″ wide, oval with a gold center and dark green margins; purple flowers in June and July; a lovely small hosta; $12

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Hosta 'Hi Ho Silver'‘Hi Ho Silver’: 8″ tall and 12″ wide; leaves 6″ long by 2″ wide, lance-shaped, medium green with a wide, bright white margin that extends down the leaf stalk; forms a loose clump and needs shade; I would grow it for its name alone; $12  Sold Out

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Hosta 'Kiwi Golden Thimble' ‘Kiwi Golden Thimble’: 5″ tall by 18″ wide; leaves 2 3/4″ long by 1 1/4″ wide, narrow gold leaves; rapidly produces an adorable mound of golden foliage, rare;  $12  3 left

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Hosta LadybugAdded 5/14/16 ‘Ladybug’:  8″ high by 20″ wide; leaves 3 3/8″ long by 3 1/4″ very round, corrugated, bright gold; lavender flowers in July; makes an excellent very dense mound with a unique look; $15  Sold Out

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Hosta 'Lemon Delight'‘Lemon Delight’:  12″ high by 30″ wide; leaves 3 3/4″ long by 1 1/4″ wide, rippled, green-centered with a chartreuse margin, the opposite variegation to ‘Twist of Lime’; bright purple flowers in July; makes an excellent dense ground cover or edging.   $12

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Hosta 'Lemon Lime'‘Lemon Lime’: 12″ tall by 36″ wide; leaves 3 5/8″ long by 1 5/8″ wide, dense mound of narrow wavy gold leaves tolerant of and brighter colored with direct sunlight; bright purple flowers in July; outstanding low ground cover hosta, spreading rapidly as illustrated by the photo of my stand; $12  Sold Out

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Hosta 'Little Wonder'‘Little Wonder’:  9″ tall by 28″ wide; leaves 4 3/8″ long by 2 1/4″ wide, bright green center with a 1/4″ wide creamy margin, wavy and smooth-textured; deep purple flowers in July and August;  has a great combination of colorful foliage and a small dense mounding habit, grows quickly;   $12

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Hosta 'Moon Shadow'‘Moon Shadow’:  12″ tall by 24″ wide; leaves 6 1/2″ long by 3″ wide, long, narrow gold leaves with green margins; pale purple flowers in late summer; a lovely small hosta; $18 Sold Out

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Hosta 'Neutrino' ‘Neutrino’:  5″ tall by 16″ wide neat but dense mound; leaves are 2 3/4″ long by 1 3/4″ wide, bright green and pointy with a wide white margin that streaks into the center; medium purple flowers in July; a tiny plant like its parent H. venusta; rare; $20 Sold Out

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Hosta 'Pixie Vamp'Added 5/14/16 ‘Pixie Vamp’:  6″ tall by 12″ wide; leaves are 2 1/2″ long by 2″ wide, heart-shaped, mid-green with a wide, irregular, wavy cream margin; purple flowers in July with eye-catching mahogany-colored stems; excellent habit, one of my favorite minis;  $20  Sold Out

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Hosta 'Plug Nickel'Added 5/14/16 ‘Plug Nickel’:  7″ tall by 15″ wide; leaves are 3 1/2″ long by 2 1/2″ wide, folded and very shiny, bright dark green; pale purple flowers in July; excellent contrast to gold hostas like ‘Cracker Crumbs’;  $15 1 left

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Hosta 'Rock Prince'Added 5/14/16 ‘Rock Prince’: 6” tall by 18” wide; leaves 3” long by 1” wide, narrow gold leaves with heavily rippled edges and prominent veins; lavender flowers in August; excellent for bright accent in containers or as a groundcover, rare; $15  Sold Out

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DSCN8331Added 5/14/16 ‘Shiny Penny’: 5” tall by 16” wide; leaves 3 1/4” long by 2 1/2” wide, wavy gold leaves; pale purple flowers in July; excellent as a bright edging plant and in containers; $15  1 left

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Hosta 'Sparkler'Added 5/14/16 ‘Sparkler’:  6″ tall by 10″ wide; leaves are long and slender but thick with eye-catching streaks of dark green, chartreuse, and white; light lavender flowers in midsummer; spectacular mini hosta that you won’t confuse with any other;   $15  1 left

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Hosta 'Stiletto'‘Stiletto’: 12″ high and 24″wide; leaves 5 1/2″ long by 1 1/2″ wide, rippled and wavy, shiny dark green with a narrow yellow to creamy white margin; another small hosta that can’t be mistaken for any other; fast-growing, adaptable, great for edging and forms a dense mini-hedge along a path or border; $18  Sold Out

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Hosta 'Surprised By Joy'‘Surprised by Joy’:  6″ tall by 20″ wide; leaves 3 1/2″ long by 2″ wide, very wavy, narrow, creamy yellow leaves with a dark green margin streaking into the center; purple flowers in July; forms a loose and fast growing clump; $12 Sold Out

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Hosta 'Thumbelina' ‘Thumbelina’:  pictured in lower right of photo; 10″ tall by 24″ wide; leaves 4″ long by 3″ wide, heart-shaped bright green leaves with a wide gold to cream margin, slightly wavy; medium purple flowers in July; forms a small, dense rounded mound, great specimen;   $12

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Hosta 'Twist of Lime'Twist of Lime’:  6” tall by 10” wide; leaves 3” long by 1” wide, bright gold with a dark blue-green wavy margin; many deep violet-striped flowers in July; beautiful upright habit;  very fast grower and a favorite of my customers; $12 

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Hosta venustaAdded 5/14/16 Hosta venusta:  6” tall by 20” wide, small, dense, rounded mound; leaves 2 1/2” long by 1 3/4” wide, tiny, teardrop-shaped, gray-green; well-proportioned, bright purple flowers in early summer; the smallest species in the genus Hosta$15

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Hosta 'Woodland Elf'‘Woodland Elf’:  5” tall by 15” wide; leaves 2 ¼” long by 1 ½” wide, medium green center with a white margin, waved and cupped; lavender flowers in June and July; beautiful upright habit, tiny (with ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ in photo for comparison);  fast grower forming a compact mound; great in troughs and excellent edger; $18

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Also available in very limited quantities:

‘Hidden Cove’ $12  Sold Out

‘Surfer Girl’ $12  2 left

Directions for ordering are at the beginning of the catalogue.

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