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Hosta 'Redfield's Folly'

Hosta (Mini)

Plant Type:


Hosta 'Redfield's Folly' (ex: Jonathan Lehrer) – A miniature hosta with all lance-shaped leaves edged in white. Lavender-purple flowers arise and blossom in August. Jon Lehrer stumbled upon 'Redfield's Folly' at a small nursery while vacationing in upstate New York and felt we should offer it. 'Redfield's Folly' is evidently very rare; definitely a hosta collector's plant if there ever was one! Dick Redfield lived but a couple of towns away from Quackin' Grass. Dick Redfield of rock garden fame lived in Scotland, Connecticut... not the Scotland across the pond. He, indeed, did shop here and it was always an honor and delight when he appeared. We had a good rapport with Dick and miss him this many years later. And now we have this rare miniature that traveled roundabout before coming home. Established pot grown division.

More About Hosta 'Redfield's Folly'

  • Size Classification: Mini


6 in



Characteristics and Attributes for Hosta 'Redfield's Folly'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Collector Plant
  • Rock Garden
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Natural Garden
  • Small / Miniature
  • Woodland
  • Trough

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Hosta

Common Name: Hosta

Hosta. Hosta is a staple for shade gardeners. Hostas prefer open to dappled shade conditions. Early morning or late day sun is generally acceptable. The exception to the rule (and it seems in the plant world there is always at least one exception to the rule!) is Hosta plantaginea which requires more sun for flowering to occur. Hostas can fill a midsummer’s day dream with spikes of lavender, purple and white blossoms, some fragrant. There are growers and collectors who dislike hosta flowers though I find this a curious affectation; I am personally grateful for perennials of easy disposition that so readily bloom, carefree, adorning and lighting the woodland garden during a period that might otherwise be a flowerless void. Flower your garden! Dig in. Have fun. Hostas prefer fertile draining soil with many demonstrating moderate drought tolerance once established. Many of the following are offered as pot-grown divisions of our stock plants. Others are from tissue culture. For Hosta there are several different size charts available that can be found on line with some digging. Of course, some plants straddle these arbitrary determinations. We are using the following classification...

Mature Heights:

Miniature: less than 6 inches

Small: 6 - 12 inches

Medium: 12 - 18 inches

Large: 18 - 24 inches

Very Large: 24+ inches

Please note that if Hosta is purchased in our autumn shipping windows they will arrive cutback and ready for the long winter's nap.