Cracker Crumbs

Hosta "Cracker Crumbs" review

Looking for a miniature hosta for that special spot in the garden or to jazz up a trough of other minis? 'Cracker Crumbs', introduced at the 2002 AHS Convention in Spokane, WA in June, has bright shiny, gold leaves with a shiny, dark margin that looks painted on. Like it's parent, 'Shiny Penny', the color becomes chartreuse, almost coppery in summer's heat. It has great substance and makes a tight, fast growing mound. Nice lavender flowers in mid-summer... This new mini is a sport of Hosta 'Shiny Penny': shiny leaves emerge bright yellow-gold surrounded by a dark green margin that looks painted on. As the season progresses the color becomes chartreuse and then almost coppery and continues to darken until late summer. A superior grower with great substance and makes a tight clump topped with dark lavender flowers in midsummer.

Hosta "Cracker Crumbs" information:

Size Category mini
Hosta height x width 15x30 cm (6x12 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 9x5 cm (4x2 in.) inches
Vein pairs 4
Leaf color
Variegation medio
Leaf type good, a bit rippled, very shiny, a bit wavy
Petiole good, a bit rippled, very shiny, a bit wavy
Scape yellowish green
Scape height 45 cm (18 in.)
Flower lavender
Flower length 5 cm (2 in.)
Flowering period July - August
Fertile yes
Pod yellowish-green
Sports 'Cracker Jack' sport/gy 'Ice Cube' sport/gw 'Plug Nickel' sport/gg
Progeny 'Crumb Cake' = 'Cinnamon Sticks' x PP