Hosta 'Tet-A-Poo'

This is one of those cases where there are two hostas with the same name. Neither is registered with The American Hosta Society. The first one to be registered would become the "official" hosta of that name and the other would have to be renamed.

This non-registered cultivar was introduced in 1976 by Paul Aden of New York. It forms a large size mound with typically H. 'Sieboldiana' characteristics. This is another hosta which is associated with some controversy.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The plant currently being sold under this not the same as the one offered by Powell's Iris Haven in 1989 & 2002 and is also different from the one described in a review of Paul Aden's introductions in the Hosta Journal... The current version differs vastly, being a small size mound of green foliage."

The other H. 'Tet-A-Poo' is a miniature size plant only 3 inches high by 12 inches wide. It has blue-green foliage that is ovate shaped with good substance. Near white, funnel shape flowers bloom in July on scapes about 3˝ inches tall.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009) states in its Miniature Hostas chapter: "Origin: H. venusta x H. 'Blue Cadet'...Best in a pot until the root system is well established. Among the smallest hostas and now very rare...The blue toned leaves are most unusual for a hosta of this size."

Similar hostas include H. 'Lakeside Neat Petite' and H. 'Tot Tot'.

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