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Hosta 'Little Sunspot'

Briggs Nursery of Washington registered this cultivar in 1996. It is a sport of H. 'Little Aurora' that forms a medium size (15 inches high) mound of foliage with good substance. The leaves are seersuckered, slightly rippled, slightly cupped and broadly ovate. Very pale lavender flowers bloom fro late June into July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar is "...sensational"

The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009) adds, "With its sharply contrasting variegation and slug resistance, 'Little Sunspot' rates as the best sport out of 'Little Aurora'."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Outstanding in leaf form and leaf color contrast, but divide frequently to prevent reversion...The marked contrast between the dark green margins and the bright golden leaves."


An article by Bob Solberg in The Hosta Journal (1994 Vol. 25 No. 2) states that "Bob Savory's 'Lemon Lime' and 'Golden Tiara', both registered in 1977, are hosta breakthroughs, but not because H. nakaina is their parent. (It is also the parent of many of Eunice Fisher's small-to-medium sized hybrids.) Rather it is because of their bright spring color and extremely fast rate of increase. 'Golden Tiara' is often listed as a H. nakaiana hybrid, as 'Lemon Lime' is, but it is really an induced mutation of a H. nakaiana seedling.

In an effort to create hostas that rapidly increased, seven hundred fifty H. nakaiana seedlings were treated with a mixture of hormones and vitamins. The sport of one of these seedlings was named 'Golden Tiara'. No hostas compare with these two of Savory's for rate of increase or repeat blooming throughout the season."

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