Miniature hostas or minis as they are sometimes called are perfect for the homeowner who has a very tiny flower garden, rock garden that is in the shade, or they are perfect for fairy gardens.
I thought it was Cracker Crumbs but it's notI bought my first mini about 7 years ago. At that time there were just a handful of plant varieties to choose from but that has all changed. Most large garden shops that have a large hosta selection will usually offer at least 2 or 3 minis. But if you want a large selection to choose from then the Internet is where you should go.
There was very little long term data on growing minis when I purchased my first batch. Hostas that I purchased as a miniature variety are now actually dwarf or small size. I tried to find definitive size information but one person's miniature is another person's very small. Of course soil and light conditions can also influence how your hosta grows so read carefully the description if you absolutely need a certain size. It might even be wise to read several growers size description to see if there is a consensus.
Starting in the top left Stetson, Little White Lines, ??, Dragon Tails.
Clockwise ????, Whirlwind (small), Cheating HeartMiniatures or very small hostas work great for the very front of your hosta border. You know that one little spot where you can still see soil in your vast sea of hosta leaves. In my garden I have planted minis, very small, and dwarfs on both sides of the walkway that leads to my fountain. They are so cute when they flower because the flower is sooooo tiny.
Rock Princess in bloom.Look for the quarter in the photo above and below to give you an idea of scale. I would not classify the hosta below as a mini but more dwarf size.
I sure hope that I remembered to pick up all those quarters. Oh by the way......I did not verify the names and just tried my best to remember names. I am starting the priming of the front of the house tomorrow so I need to go to bed. Maybe I'll dream about the 39 hostas that will be on my doorstep in 3 days!!!!