Hostas forum: Favourite Minis

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Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
Feb 26, 2016 8:19 AM CST
I hope you post pics of your new mini/small bed when spring finally comes. Looking forward to it!
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Feb 26, 2016 9:20 AM CST
I certainly will post pictures! It didn't take long to realize that I have to make that bed bigger this spring! I did a border of Blue Mouse Ears and Little Aurora in that bed but I may have to move them out to make more room...or get rid of more grass!
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
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Feb 26, 2016 9:25 AM CST
Rose that is the best looking Nougat I have seen! I never purchased that one because the plants I saw never impressed me. I think it is actually a bit of a rarity. Yours looks great.
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Feb 26, 2016 9:47 AM CST
Thanks, but like I said earlier I noticed solid leaves last summer... Grumbling
Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
Feb 26, 2016 10:07 AM CST
Raestr - 'Tears of Joy' has very peculiar flowers in that most of them are totally missing petals. All you see is the yellow inner parts of the flower. There have been discussions about that - I don't remember whether here or over on Hallson's, but it seems to be a trait of the plant.

I really like 'Nougat'. I see it's on the list of registered mini-hostas. But how does it grow with all that white? Or does it green up later in the season? Looks a bit like 'Lakeside 'Zing Zang' (a sport of 'Lakeside Zinger'). I've had a bit of LZZ in my LZ but it has never grown well enough to separate.

I also like 'Winter Lightening' but see it's not on the AHS lists of registered or unregistered mini hostas. Probably classifies as a small.

I have 'Little Treasure' and it grew well for me last summer in full sun after we had to remove an ash tree. It's not on the AHS lists of minis either, but definitely small. This pic at the end of August last year. BTW, though it's not on the list of mini hostas, 'Curly Fries', which you see directly behind it, is. Go figure! It's obvious to me that 'Little Treasure' is the smaller of the two.
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Feb 26, 2016 11:10 AM CST
I wish I could get excited about Curly Fries. I have 3 of them planted in different amounts of shade and none of them are as nice looking as Dragon Tails. I like the size and color of Dragon Tails throughout the whole season. But, I guess that's why there are so many different varieties to choose from! With thousands of varieties to choose from, you ought to find something that's attractive to you.

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