Hosta 'Mini Skirt'
- Blue-green centers & wide, creamy yellow edges
- Dense clusters of purple flowers in early summer
- Slug resistant
Hosta 'Mini Skirt' is a miniature variety with a petite habit. In the spring it forms a lovely mound of wavy, thick, blue-green leaves with creamy yellow margins. As the season progresses, the yellow margins turn a creamy white and the blue-green center becomes more green. Short scapes hold clusters of lavender flowers with purple stripes. This is a great choice for small spaces in the garden and containers. Voted second best miniature Hosta variety in an American Hosta Society poll.
Uses: Beds, Borders, Landscapes, Cut Flower
Nature Attraction: Butterflies
Growth Habit: Mounding
Homeowner Growing Tips: Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained soil with high organic content and slightly acidic to neutral pH. They prefer slightly sandy soil over heavy clays as they need aeration for the roots. Grow in high-filtered or dappled sunlight--they can tolerate morning sun but not hot afternoon sun. Hostas are prone to slugs and deer browsing, though some kinds with thicker foliage may not be damaged as badly. Apply slug bait in early spring before the leaves have unfurled to prevent damage. Divide large clumps, if necessary, in spring when sprouts appear, or late summer. Remove dead foliage from the garden in late fall to early winter.