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Hosta 'Baby Bunting'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Baby Bunting
Hybridized by Savory; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1982

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Plant Size (check one):
Miniature (leaf 2.0-6.0 square inches; plant 4-6 tall)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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:

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:
Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Dark Green
Slightly Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Deep Purple

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Gabrielle On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A cute little hosta, grows fairly quickly. Blooms in August in my garden.

Positive Sassy_Pumpkins On Jun 5, 2006, Sassy_Pumpkins from Scotland
United Kingdom (Zone 9b) wrote:

This has got to be one of the sweetest most adorable miniature Hostas I have ever grown. I love the tiny blue leaves and the flowers are brilliant too. I have this teeny tiny little guy growing in a pot next to the huge H. Sum and Substance. It not only shows off the strong colours of each but it really accentuates the difference in sizes.

Positive smiln32 On May 27, 2003, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This little one is SO cute. The leaf center color is blue and the appearance is heavy texture. It only gets about 10" tall and 15" wide.

Neutral jody On Sep 1, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 19"


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

Montgomery, Alabama
Denver, Colorado
Bonifay, Florida
Dacula, Georgia
Caseyville, Illinois
Machesney Park, Illinois
Nilwood, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Greenville, Indiana
Edgewater, Maryland
Lothair, Montana
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Cincinnati, Ohio
Coshocton, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Williamsburg, Ohio
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Memphis, Tennessee
Owen, Wisconsin
Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin

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