Hosta
Hosta 'Little Sunspot'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Little Sunspot
Hybridized by Briggs Nursery
Registered or introduced: 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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

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