Answer: Based on your description I think it is a matter of patience. It takes a year or so for a new plant to become established and begin to grow its best. Too, this is such a small variety that you may not see huge gains in size from year to year -- mature size is only about a foot across. With new hostas it is most important to water to supplement rain as needed so the soil stays evenly moist like a wrung out sponge -- not sopping wet or saturated but never dried out. Using an organic mulch about two inches thick will also help keep the soil more evenly moist and also feed the soil slowly as it breaks down. Also, this is a "blue" hosta -- these do best in shade or just a bit of dappled sun or gentle morning sun. If the direct sun it receives is afternoon sun, that could be stressful due to the intensity. Enjoy your hosta!
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