H. venusta 'Awesome'
 

This self-pollinated seedling of H. venusta is a non-registered cultivar from Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan. It forms a miniature size (2 inches high by 4 inches wide) mound of shiny, elongated, slightly rippled, green foliage. In July, it bears purple flowers followed by viable seeds.

The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack (2010) says: "This early emerger will require care. Morning sun is best and plenty of water desirable. So small, this little plant is only really suitable for the ceramic container or bowl."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states in its Miniature Hostas chapter: "Watch carefully for possible slug and snail damage. Grow in raised borders dedicated to the tiniest hostas...not allowing it to be swamped by other plants. Do not divide until the clump is about five years old and has at least six crowns...A typical form of H. venusta but scaled down in size; it is about the same size, or slightly larger, than H. 'Uzo No Mai', which has no petioles and is virtually impossible to keep alive for more than a year or two."

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