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Lakeside Little Tuft Hosta

Hosta 'Lakeside Little Tuft'

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Lakeside Little Tuft Hosta (Hosta 'Lakeside Little Tuft') at Gertens

Lakeside Little Tuft Hosta foliage

Lakeside Little Tuft Hosta foliage

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Plant Height:  6 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Group/Class:  Lakeside Series

Brand:  Gertens


A miniature variety presenting lance-shaped leaves with cream-yellow centers and green margins; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; pale purple flowers on tall spikes in early summer

Ornamental Features

Lakeside Little Tuft Hosta features dainty spikes of violet tubular flowers rising above the foliage in early summer. Its attractive small textured pointy leaves emerge gold in spring, turning green in color with showy buttery yellow variegation and tinges of chartreuse throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Lakeside Little Tuft Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Lakeside Little Tuft Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Lakeside Little Tuft Hosta will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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