Hosta
Hosta 'Little Dart'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh)
Cultivar: Little Dart
Hybridized by Fisher 1995

Plant Size (check one)
Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 tall)

Spacing
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 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

Patent Information

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
Lance

Leaf Appearance
Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present
Lightly

Leaf Texture (top)
Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom)
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance
2 (Good)

Leaf Color
Dark 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
Mid/Late

Flower Shape
Tubular

Flower Fragrance
No fragrance

Does it set seed?
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color
Pale Purple

Foliage Color

Bloom Characteristics

Water Requirements
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow