Hosta venusta

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Item #: 1112

Zones: 3a to 9b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 4" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Korea

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Found only on one remote island off Korea (Cheju Island) which I visited in fall 1997, H. venusta is one of the smallest hosta species. Growing in dense shade in very dry conditions, it much prefers garden sites, where it will make a perfectly formed clump to 10" wide of tiny, green, heart-shaped leaves... great for a special place in the woodland rock garden. In summer, the plants are topped with proportional 12" scapes of medium lavender flowers.