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Although this trait is NOT listed on the registration form, it is often used as an identifying characteristic for hostas. Generally, hosta leaf tips are described as:

       1. Acuminate - The tip comes to a long, tapered point

       2. Acute - These leaf tips come to a straight, sharp point

       3. Cuspidate - The leaf terminates in a sharp point

       4. Mucronate - A round leaf that comes abruptly to a sharp point

       5. Obtuse - These leaves have a rounded tip

       6. Vestigial - Just a trace of a point on a nearly round leaf

We have compiled a list of hostas with distinctive leaf tips.

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