Hostas are irresistible. Their sculptural leaves and
appealing textures make it difficult to stop at one, and it
is easy to fill a garden with them. Help is at hand with
this attractive guide to the popular new small hostas that
take up less space and are ideally suited to container
cultivation. They can be used on their own or with companion
plants to make charming displays on the patio, porch, or
Many small hostas are simply scaled-down versions of
classic hostas, while others offer distinctly new attributes
in terms of color, leaf shape, and patterning. Like
full-size hostas, small hostas can be upright, flat, or
cascading; there are varieties that are full of substance,
and others that are fine and delicate; there are green ones,
gold ones, blue ones, variegated ones, and splashed ones.
Some are better garden plants than others, and a valuable
function of this book is to showcase the very best of the
new introductions. Photographs of the hostas in garden
settings show how admirably they respond to imaginative
display in a wide range of situations including waterside,
woodland, and rock gardens.
Beautifully illustrated and highly informative, this
handpicked selection of diminutive hostas will inspire
hobbyists and gardeners alike and provide inspiration for
new planting schemes.
List of hostas in our database which include information
from this source.