2017 Mini Hosta Catalogue

Mini hosta sales are done for 2017.  The 2017 catalogue remains on the website for informational purposes only.  If you would like to get notification of the 2018 catalogue, please email your first and last name, location, and phone number for back up only to carolyn@carolynsshadegardens.com.

The miniature and small hostas for spring 2017 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.  Please include your phone number and a couple of dates and exact times when you would like to stop by to get your minis.  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, which must arrive here by Tuesday, June 20.  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 small!

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  1 left

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Hosta 'Church Mouse'‘Church Mouse’:  compact mound 8″ tall by 15″ wide; very blue leaves with unique, highly ruffled margins with seersucker edges that make a good contrast with other mouse hostas; thick substance repels slugs; adorable, well-proportioned lavender flowers in early summer; photo Walters Gardens $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; round, blue-green leaves with yellow margins becoming creamy white later in the season; thick, slug resistant; attractive proportional purple flowers and habit similar to its parent ‘Blue Mouse Ears’; rare $18  6 left

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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; has 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 very rare; $20  2 left

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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, rare; $20   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  Sold Out

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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  4 left

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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;  $18  3 left

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‘School Mouse’: 8″ tall by 12″ wide; newly introduced; forms an attractive mound of thick and slug-resistant, blue-green leaves with very wavy and seer suckered yellow edges; perfectly proportional lavender flowers in early summer; a sport of ‘Church Mouse’; photo Walters Gardens;  $20

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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; rare; $20  Sold Out

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Hosta 'Sun Mouse' Walters

‘Sun Mouse’: 6″ tall by 18″ wide; leaves are 3″ long by 2″ wide, newly introduced; very similar to ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ but with brilliant, round yellow leaves that hold their color well into summer; a hybrid not a sport; proportional lavender flowers in midsummer; photo Walters Gardens;  $20

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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, striking shiny gold and pointed; short, pale purple flowers in August; excellent in containers for a bright accent; $15  Sold Out

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‘Baby Blue Eyes’:  6″ tall by 16″ wide; vigorous blue hosta that forms a tight flat mound of heart-shaped, powdery blue leaves with heavy substance; cross between tiny ‘Cody’ and very blue ‘Dorset Blue’; $15  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;  $20   Sold Out

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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’;  $15  3 left

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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   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  Sold Out

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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 was named Hosta of the Year for 2016;   $15 (not available mail order)  Sold Out

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Hosta 'Dew Drop'‘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 symmetrical mound; $15  Sold Out

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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 all-time favorites, if you use your imagination you can see the dragon tail; $15  Sold Out

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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’; $15  Sold Out

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Added 5/29 ‘Fire Island’: 10″ tall by 15″ wide; striking for its arresting gold color, red stems, and red coloring at the base of the leaf; small hosta, great in larger containers where the red stems really show up or for the front of the border;  $15 (not available mail order)  3 left

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‘Gemstone’: 5″ tall and 12″ wide; very blue, heart-shaped and twisted leaves tapering to a point; a cross between super tiny H. venusta and ‘Dorset Blue’; forms a tight and elegant mound; $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  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  Sold Out

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Added 5/29 ‘Lakeside Cupcake’: 5″ tall by 12″ wide; thick, cupped and corrugated leaves have a creamy center with a wide blue-green border; small hosta, great in larger containers and for the front of the border;  $18 (not available mail order)  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; $15  Sold Out

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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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‘Lemon Love Note’:  10″ tall by 20″ wide; leaves 4 3/8″ long by 2 1/4″ wide, sharply pointed, shiny, bright yellow leaves with strongly ruffled margins; 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 '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  2 left

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‘Munchkin Fire’: 7″ tall by 15″ wide; newly introduced; forms a diminutive fountain of very short and narrow gold leaves tapering to a sharp point; holds its bright yellow color all season long; photo Randall Goodwin;  $18  Sold Out

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Hosta 'Pandora's Box'Added 5/29 ‘Pandora’s Box’: 8″ high by 19″ wide; leaves 2 1/2″ long and 2″ wide, heart-shaped, bright white with an irregular blue-green margin; very beautiful and unique tiny hosta that forms a striking, tight clump; an offshoot of ‘Baby Bunting’ and will occasionally form all blue-green leaves which should be removed;  needs some sun and does very well in a container; $15  2 left

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Added 5/29 ‘Rainforest Sunrise’: 8″ tall by 15″ wide; 2013 Hosta of the Year; remarkable coloring and habit make it really stand out; beautiful light lavender flowers—the plants fly out of the nursery as soon as it comes into bloom; small hosta, great in larger containers or for the front of the border;  $15 (not available mail order)  6 left

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Hosta 'Plug Nickel'‘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’;  $12   2 left

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DSCN8331‘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  2 left

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Hosta 'Sparkler'‘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;   $20   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  Sold Out

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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  Sold Out

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Hosta venustaHosta 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$12  2 left

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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; $20  Sold Out

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Directions for ordering are at the beginning of the catalogue.

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