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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
Registered or introduced: 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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

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


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.


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.


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

Flower scapes 19"