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Hosta 'Itsy Bitsy Spider'

Hosta (Mini)

Plant Type:


Hosta 'Itsy Bitsy Spider' – Another great miniature hosta with dark green leaves one and three-quarters of an inch long by one and one-quarter inch wide. Pale lavender flowers on short scapes in July. Considered to be one of the best miniature hostas developed to date it is a seedling selection from 'Hadspen Heron' made by Greg Johnson.

More About Hosta 'Itsy Bitsy Spider'

  • Size Classification: Mini


2-3 in


6 in


Pale Lavender
Item Description Price  
HOSITBITS Hosta 'Itsy Bitsy Spider' (2.5 inch Square Extra Deep – 9.5 fluid ounces / 280 ml.) $14.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Hosta 'Itsy Bitsy Spider'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Hummingbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade
  • Shade


  • Trough
  • Rock Garden
  • Container
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Small / Miniature

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Organic
  • Woodland
  • Fertile
  • Humus Laden
  • Draining


  • 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.