Hosta 'Imp'
 

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar is a "...complex hybrid involving crosses of ('Yellow Splash' × H. tibae) x H. venusta, which was then crossed with a seedling of (H. venusta x 'Shining Tot')" It was registered by Hans Hansen of Minnesota in 2006.

This miniature size (3 inches high by 7 inches wide) plant has slightly wavy, lanceolate leaves that are very shiny on the underside. Pale purple flowers bloom from late July into mid-August.

The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack (2010) says: "This very small plant thrives in well-drained soil and can take plenty of sun in cooler climates. Ideal for a small tray or at the front of a raised bed as well as the shady side of a rock garden."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states in its Miniature Hostas chapter: "Does not thrive in all gardens but seems to enjoy a cooler climate...A superb recent introduction for the fairy garden, rock garden or container."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Cookie Crumbs' and H. 'Country Mouse'.

 
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