Hosta 'Little Treasure'

This sport of H. 'Little Jay' was originated by Jan van den Top from the Netherlands and registered by Danny Van Eechaute of Belgium in 2008. It was granted a U.S. patent in 2010. The small size plant grows to about 6 inches in height and 12 inches in width.

Its medium blue-green foliage has a creamy white medial (center) variegation. The leaves are lanceolate, pointed at the end, slightly twisted and have good substance. It bears medium lavender, tubular flowers from June into July and does not set seed.

The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack (2010) says: "A fairly fast growth rate can be achieved with morning sun followed by dappled shade. Good in a trough or tray."

United States Patent: PP21210   (2010)

Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta plant named ‘Little Treasure’, characterized by its broadly spreading foliage with upright flower scapes, widely-margined green and light yellow variegated foliage, violet-colored flowers that are positioned above the foliage on strong scapes, and good garden performance.


Wow! Is that a new type of hosta flower? No. Just a beautiful Trilium bloom emerging up through the hosta foliage. Interplanting hostas with other species can often result in some interesting displays.

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