Is there a hosta that stays small?

Mini hostas are incredibly cute hosta varieties that tend to stay quite small even when fully grown. The most popular mini hostas are Blue Mouse Ears Hosta, Tiny Tears Hosta, Cracker Crumbs Hosta, Dragon Tails Hosta, and Baby Bunting Hosta.

What is the smallest variety of hosta?

Miniature hostas are perfect as border perennial plants or when you need to fill that small space in your rock garden. These miniature hostas are less than 8 inches tall at maturity. See the size of the hostas that we sell!

How do you take care of mini hostas?

To keep the little hostas looking their best, you need to mulch them. This prevents the soil from splashing up– a good rain will leave the plant covered in mud, Kathy said. You can’t use big clunky wood chips as mulch because they will look out of scale next to the tiny plants.

How far apart plant small hostas?

Hostas should be spaced according how large the cultivar will be at full maturity. Miniature hostas need to be planted 18 inches apart, small hostas 28 inches, medium hostas 40 inches, large hostas 60 inches and giant hostas require 80 inches of space.

Do hostas come back after winter?

Hostas are shade loving, woodland perennials that reliably come back year after year with very little care. While they are easy going plants for the most part, some simple hosta winter care should be undertaken in the fall.

Do hostas do well in pots?

Hostas are among those perennials that do very well growing in the confines of containers. They come in thousands of cultivars and they are easy to care for, making them the perfect plant for busy or distracted gardeners.

Can hostas take full sun?

Hosta varieties with extensive white coloration or with thin leaves are likely to burn in full sun. In general, blue-leaf hostas require shade, while those with fragrant flowers, gold or yellow foliage or slight white variegation can tolerate more sun.

Can you plant 2 hostas together?

Ideally, if two hostas are close together, one should complement the other. A simple design trick is to use a solid-colored hosta to echo a color in a variegated one. For instance, you might place a gold hosta next to a gold-variegated hosta or a green hosta next to a green-and-white-variegated hosta.

Should I put mulch around my hostas?

Mulching. Apply a layer of mulch to your hostas and your shade garden in spring and fall if it is getting thin. Choose a mulch that will decompose and add humus to the soil and therefore nutrients for your plants. Examples include: compost, peat, shredded bark, pine needles, or shredded leaves.

Do hostas have a lifespan?

Hostas require little care and will live to be 30 or more years if properly cared for. While most known for thriving in the shade garden, the reality is more nuanced.