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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Little Sunspot'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Little Sunspot
Hybridized by Briggs Nursery; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1996

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

Spacing:
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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:
Mound-like

Growth Rate:
Medium

Leaf Shape:
Heart-shaped

Leaf Appearance:
Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):
Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Light Green
Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:
Light Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
1/4" - 1/2"
1/2" - 1"
1" - 1 1/2"

Bloom Time:
Early
Early/Mid

Flower Shape:
Bell

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive lmelling On Jan 9, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Forms a dense mound, 5"x12" sport of 'Little Aurora' with wide green margins with a brilliant gold center. Perfect for the front of the shade border. Light lavender flowers in early summer. By Briggs - 1996.

Neutral smiln32 On Jan 8, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

On the AHS's list of most popular miniatures for 2003.

Regional...

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

Marietta, Georgia
Machesney Park, Illinois
Nilwood, Illinois
Oak Park, Illinois
Sandwich, Massachusetts
Grand Rapids, Michigan
New Ulm, Minnesota
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Cincinnati, Ohio
Coshocton, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Salem, Oregon
Newport News, Virginia
Owen, Wisconsin



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