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For over 30 years, The American Hosta Society has conducted a poll of its membership to solicit their choices for the most popular hostas at a particular point in time. For two decades, large and giant size hostas totally dominated the results.

The introduction of many new cultivars (and species) of smaller sizes led to the institution of a second poll devoted to "Small" hostas. This poll started in 2003 and the following is a summary of the results of those submittals in alphabetical order. At the bottom of this page is a listing sorted in order of the plant's average rating.
 

'Baby Bunting' 6 2.5
2004 #3
2005 #2
2006 #2
2007 #2
2008 #3
2009 #3
   
'Blue Mouse Ears' 11 1.5
2003 #4
2008 #2
2009 #1
2010 #2
2011 #1
2012 #1
2013 #1
2014 #1
2015 #1
2016 #1
2019 #2
 
'Cameo' 11 4.0
2009 #4
2010 #7
2011 #3
2012 #8
2013 #3
2014 #3
2015 #5
2016 #6
2017 #1
2018 #1
 
 
'Cat and Mouse' 2 8.0
2009 #7
2011 #9
       
'Chartreuse Wiggles' `1 7.0
2014 #7        
'Cherish' 3 7.6
2011 #8
2012 #5
2014 #10      
'Church Mouse' 1 5.0
2018 #5        
'Cookie Crumbs' 4 8.8
2005 #9
2007 #7
2008 #9
2016 #10
     
'Country Mouse' 2 6.5
2009 #10
2012 #3
       
'Cracker Crumbs' 10 5.6
2008 #7
2009 #5
2010 #4
2012 #9
2013 #5
2014 #6
2015 #4
2016 #8
2017 #5
2019 #3  
'Curly Fries' 5 6.8
2012 #10
2013 #8
2014 #9
2015 #3
2016 #4    
'Daisy Doolittle' 1 10.0
2010 #10        
'Dixie Chickadee' 1 8.0
2010 #8        
'Dragon Tails' 6 4.3
2010 #5
2011 #4
2013 #6
2014 #4
2015 #5
2016 #7
   
'Feather Boa' 4 8.8
2004 #9
2005 #8
2006 #8
2007 #10
     
'Frosted Mouse Ears' 9 5.2
2010 #9
2011 #5
2012 #4
2013 #7
2014 #5
2016 #5
2017 #3
2018 #4
2019 #5
   
'Green Eyes' 4 7.5
2004 #8
2005 #7
2006 #7
2007 #8
     
'Lemon Lime' 7 4.3
2003 #3
2004 #2
2005 #3
2006 #3
2007 #3
2008 #8
2009 #8    
'Little Sunspot' 1 2.0
2003 #2        
'Little Wonder' 2 9.5
2007 #10
2013 #9
       
'Medusa' 1 5.0
2003 #5        
'Mini Skirt' 3 2.0
2016 #2
2018 #3
2019 #1
       
'Pandora's Box' 17 1.7
2003 #1
2004 #1
2005 #1
2006 #1
2007 #1
2008 #1
2009 #2
2010 #1
2011 #2
2012 #2
2013 #1
2014 #2
2015 #2
2016 #3
2017 #2
2018 #2
2019 #4
'Pixie Vamp' 2 9.0
2009 #9
2016 #9
       
'Popo' 8 6.3
2003 #9
2004 #4
2005 #5
2006 #5
2007 #9
2008 #5
2010 #3
2011 #10
   
'Shiny Penny' 1 10.0
2003 #10        
'Stiletto' 1 4.0
2013 #4        
'Tiny Tears' 11 5.6
2003 #6
2004 #6
2005 #4
2006 #4
2007 #4
2008 #4
2009 #6
2010 #6
2011 #7
2012 #7
2014 #8
 
'Twist of Lime' 6 8.0
2003 #8
2004 #5
2005 #10
2006 #10
2007 #5
2008 #10
   
'Vanilla Cream' 3 8.7
2004 #7
2005 #10
2006 #9      
H. venusta 9 7.0
2003 #7
2004 #10
2005 #6
2006 #6
2007 #6
2008 #6
2011 #6
2012 #6
2013 #10
   

 
The top "Small" hostas (with 5 or more years on the list) by average rank would include:
 
 
'Blue Mouse Ears' 1.5 10   'Tiny Tears' 5.6 11
'Pandora's Box' 1.6 16   'Cracker Crumbs' 5.9 9
'Baby Bunting' 2.5 6   'Popo' 6.3 8
'Cameo'. 4.0 11   'Curly Fries' 6.8 5
'Lemon Lime' 4.3 7   H. venusta 7.0 9
'Dragon Tails' 4.3 6   'Twist of Lime' 8.0 6
'Frosted Mouse Ears' 5.3 8        

'Blue Mouse Ears' 11 1.5
2003 #4
2008 #2
2009 #1
2010 #2
2011 #1
2012 #1
2013 #1
2014 #1
2015 #1
2016 #1
2019 #2
 
'Pandora's Box' 17 1.7
2003 #1
2004 #1
2005 #1
2006 #1
2007 #1
2008 #1
2009 #2
2010 #1
2011 #2
2012 #2
2013 #1
2014 #2
2015 #2
2016 #3
2017 #2
2018 #2
2019 #4
'Little Sunspot' 1 2.0
2003 #2        
'Mini Skirt' 3 2.0
2016 #2
2018 #3
2019 #1
       
'Baby Bunting' 6 2.5
2004 #3
2005 #2
2006 #2
2007 #2
2008 #3
2009 #3
   
'Cameo' 11 4.0
2009 #4
2010 #7
2011 #3
2012 #8
2013 #3
2014 #3
2015 #5
2016 #6
2017 #1
2018 #1
2017 #4
 
'Stiletto' 1 4.0
2013 #4        
'Lemon Lime' 7 4.3
2003 #3
2004 #2
2005 #3
2006 #3
2007 #3
2008 #8
2009 #8    
'Dragon Tails' 6 4.3
2010 #5
2011 #4
2013 #6
2014 #4
2015 #5
2016 #7
   
'Church Mouse' 1 5.0
2018 #5        
'Medusa' 1 5.0
2003 #5        
'Frosted Mouse Ears' 9 5.2
2010 #9
2011 #5
2012 #4
2013 #7
2014 #5
2016 #5
2017 #3
2018 #4
2019 #5
   
'Tiny Tears' 11 5.6
2003 #6
2004 #6
2005 #4
2006 #4
2007 #4
2008 #4
2009 #6
2010 #6
2011 #7
2012 #7
2014 #8
 
'Cracker Crumbs' 10 5.6
2008 #7
2009 #5
2010 #4
2012 #9
2013 #5
2014 #6
2015 #4
2016 #8
2017 #5
2019 #3  
'Popo' 8 6.3
2003 #9
2004 #4
2005 #5
2006 #5
2007 #9
2008 #5
2010 #3
2011 #10
   
'Country Mouse' 2 6.5
2009 #10
2012 #3
       
'Curly Fries' 5 6.8
2012 #10
2013 #8
2014 #9
2015 #3
2016 #4    
'Chartreuse Wiggles' `1 7.0
2014 #7        
 H. venusta 9 7.0
2003 #7
2004 #10
2005 #6
2006 #6
2007 #6
2008 #6
2011 #6
2012 #6
2013 #10
   
'Green Eyes' 4 7.5
2004 #8
2005 #7
2006 #7
2007 #8
     
'Cherish' 3 7.6
2011 #8
2012 #5
2014 #10      
'Dixie Chickadee' 1 8.0
2010 #8        
'Twist of Lime' 6 8.0
2003 #8
2004 #5
2005 #10
2006 #10
2007 #5
2008 #10
   
'Cat and Mouse' 2 8.0
2009 #7
2011 #9
       
'Vanilla Cream' 3 8.7
2004 #7
2005 #10
2006 #9      
'Cookie Crumbs' 4 8.8
2004 #9
2005 #8
2006 #8
2007 #10
     
'Pixie Vamp' 2 9.0
2009 #9
2016 #9
       
'Little Wonder' 2 9.5
2007 #10
2013 #9
       
'Daisy Doolittle' 1 10.0
2010 #10        
'Shiny Penny' 1 10.0
2003 #10        

 
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