Hostas forum: Mini/dwarf hosta question

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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Sep 24, 2014 12:56 PM CST
Which is smaller, mini or dwarf?

I'm looking for tiniest cultivars, but I like the hosta that is blue or pure white, with white flowers, do small cultivars come in these colors?
Name: Rose
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Rose1656
Sep 24, 2014 3:43 PM CST
I believe dwarf is smaller than mini. You can go to [url=www.hostalibrary.org]www.hostalibrary.org[/url] to see Don Rawson's list of hostas including sizes and color. Nice site and nice list...
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Sep 24, 2014 4:20 PM CST
Dwarf grow up to 4" and miniature are 4" to 6".
Small are 6" to 10".
Name: Gerry Donahue
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profesora
Sep 25, 2014 1:14 PM CST
Keith, if you want these for spring, I will send you a list of dwarf and mini hostas that I will have available in spring.
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Sep 25, 2014 5:50 PM CST
Rose1656 said:I believe dwarf is smaller than mini. You can go to [url=www.hostalibrary.org]www.hostalibrary.org[/url] to see Don Rawson's list of hostas including sizes and color. Nice site and nice list...


How do I search by size?
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Sep 25, 2014 5:51 PM CST
profesora said:Keith, if you want these for spring, I will send you a list of dwarf and mini hostas that I will have available in spring.


The list would be helpful, I'm not sure when I want to buy, I just want to look at them all and narrow down to something I want.
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Oct 9, 2014 9:30 PM CST
I don't believe that the American Hosta Society recognizes any category called "Dwarf". For them it is just "mini". However, as we know, the size of a mini hosta can vary widely. But I think for many people the terminology is interchangeable and if people use both, they generally think of "dwarf" as being smaller.
Ann

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Name: Gerry Donahue
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profesora
Oct 10, 2014 3:32 AM CST
I used Van Wade's catalogue as my source.

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