Little Sunspot Hosta
Hosta 'Little Sunspot'
Little Sunspot Hosta foliage
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Plant Height: 8 inches
Flower Height: 18 inches
Spacing: 15 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
A compact variety producing dense mounds of golden yellow foliage with deep green margins and variegation; white with lavender flowers appear on tall scapes during the midsummer months; adds color, contrast and texture to beds, borders and containers
Little Sunspot Hosta features dainty spikes of white bell-shaped flowers with lavender overtones rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive small textured heart-shaped leaves remain yellow in colour with showy green variegation throughout the season.
Little Sunspot Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Little Sunspot Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Little Sunspot Hosta will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
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