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Hosta
Hosta 'Tiny Tears'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tiny Tears
Hybridized by Savory
Registered or introduced: 1977
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Plant Size (check one):

Miniature (leaf 2.0-6.0 square inches; plant 4-6 tall)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Growing Habit:

Unknown - Tell us

Growth Rate:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Appearance:

Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Unknown - Tell us

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Unknown - Tell us

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Purple

Deep Purple

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Machesney Park, Illinois

Royal Oak, Michigan

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Glouster, Ohio

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.