New minis

paula_b_gardener 5b_ON(5b)June 3, 2012

I am very excited but no one would really understand except folks on this forum! lol

Today I bought Itsy Bitsy Spider, Cookie Crumbs, Little Aurora, and Little Sunspot. Great day today.

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jan_on zone 5b

It's just like Xmas every day during hosta shopping season!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 8:53PM
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I stopped trying to explain my hosta interest to others. I have Little Aurora and Little Sunspot - plan on them being more small sized than mini.


    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 9:09PM
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idiothe(4 MN)

Hi, Paula... those are all plants worth growing, but a little warning...

You referred to them as minis. The Itsy Bitsy Spider will stay tiny - or it has for me for severeal years. Cookie Crumbs will probably stay tiny... its leaves will stay tiny and, though it grows well, it isn't a rapid reproducer like Craker Crumbs (which keeps small leaves but pretty rapidly increases to a small clump.

As I typed, I realized Paul had given half of my message. Little Aurora is a little slow, but will become a small clump and the leaves will be well beyond the mini range.

Little Sunspot, the sport from Little Aurora, has more chlorophyll and is a much better grower than its parent and can form a good-sized small clump.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 9:49PM
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Do not have the ones named. But I just potted up a couple of small to minis. I got Tiny Tears, and then Little Jay. Since I'm having bad luck with Masquerade, I thought maybe Little Jay would work better here. I think the extensive white may encounter a problem with our heat, but we will see if it happens to Little Jay. It is more vigorous than the versions of Masquerade I received. Although I love Masquerade, it might wind up being my Waterloo.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 10:07PM
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paula_b_gardener 5b_ON(5b)

Thank you everyone for your comments and advice, I appreciate them. I am new to the mini/small hosta 'scene'. :)

    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 11:29PM
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