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An itty bitty, irresistible hosta

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

There’s a whole world of tiny hostas out there that are just starting to get the attention they deserve. They all seem to have such cute names, like ‘Bitsy Gold’, ‘Corkscrew’, ‘Popo’, ‘Tiny Tears’, and ‘Radio Waves’. Here’s one of my favorites from Eve and Per Thyrum’s collection in Wilmington, Delaware. This one’s called ‘Dixie Chickadee’. Adorable!

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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  1. Deanneart 04/13/2011

    Love those little hostas. My favorite is 'Blue Mouse Ears'. I've got one spot in the back gardens where I'm creating a little ground cover with it.

  2. gardeningmum 04/13/2011

    Just adorable... I have a Hosta in a trough called Baby Bunting. I think it is one of the smallest of Hostas growing to about 2 inches!!! So Cute!

  3. YankeeWoman 04/13/2011

    What is the plant behind the Hosta? The one with the round leaves?

  4. gardengal42 04/13/2011

    To YankeeWoman they look like coral bells ...Maybe someone sees something different. I will be moving some of my Hosta plants in the next 2 days....Oh Boy!!I can start another NEW garden...I have enjoyed seeing all the different Hostas ...

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