Hosta 'Mini Skirt'

"Miniature hosta"

Hosta 'Mini Skirt'

1 bare root — £7.90

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Orders placed until 29 February 2025
You can expect your order in February/March 2025

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
You can expect your order in March/April 2025

Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2025
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

With its delightful wavy, blue-green leaves, each with a broad creamy yellow margin, Hosta 'Mini Skirt' is an enchanting, new addition to the range. It is a small, deciduous perennial, forming a mini mound around 15cm in height, and with a spread of around 30-35cm. If you are a fan of miniature plants, Hosta 'Mini Skirt' is definitely one to have. Also, lavender purple flowers appear above the stems during the summer. Although Hosta 'Mini Skirt' may be grown in a bed or border, it is far better to grow this miniature hosta in a container, where you can see it at close quarters. Choose a shady spot, or which receives sun just during the morning.

There is growing interest in the beautiful miniature hostas, such as with the 'Mouse Ear' series. And we are delighted to offer several of them. These hostas are stunning—but they take up such little room, collectors never run out of options. This series began with 'Blue Mouse Ears', and now we are proud to also recommend Hosta 'Mini Skirt' and Hosta 'Sun Mouse'. 

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Hosta 'Mini Skirt'®

  • Flower colour

    Pink, purple

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    16 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green, cream, two-tone

  • Habit

    Clump-forming
    Spreading

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Partial shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Ground cover
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Clay
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak the Hosta 'Mini Skirt' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting

    • Plant your "Miniature hosta" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed. Some varieties are a length of root which should be planted lengthways and shallowly (1-2cm deep).

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed until 29 February 2025
    You can expect your order in February/March 2025

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
    You can expect your order in March/April 2025

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2025
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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