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Hosta 'Pandora's Box'

Hosta (Mini)

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Hosta 'Pandora's Box' – A sweet miniature hosta with the bright white hearts of each leaf broadly edged in blue-green. Each somewhat rounded leaf measures 2 inches from petiole to pointed tip by 1.5 inches broad. Lavender flowers in June blossom on scapes 6 to 8 inches tall. Classic little hosta for rockery, edging, trough and, of course, for you wild-eyed hosta people. Many multiples of eyes in these pots which are actually bigger than our usual 4s size, more like "true 4s". We long for standardized and honest pot sizes and volumetrics. So many pot size determinations are misleading, i.e. "trade gallons" are not a volumetric gallon. A trade gallon in horticultural parlee is to a gallon what a 2x4 is to lumber - not a gallon, not truly 2x4 once milled. Have I said too much??? In any event these 'Pandora's Box' are a very good deal.


More About Hosta 'Pandora's Box'

  • Size Classification: Mini


2-3 in


6 in



Characteristics and Attributes for Hosta 'Pandora's Box'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Hummingbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade
  • Shade


  • Accent
  • Small / Miniature
  • Border
  • Woodland
  • Rock Garden
  • Container
  • Trough
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Humus Laden
  • Draining
  • Organic
  • Woodland
  • 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.