Very Thin-leaved Hostas

Hostas with particularly thin-substanced foliage. Dimensions are in thousandths of an inch, measured between the leaf veins. Those hostas with leaves that have been found to be less than .009"/.23mm thick are listed below, beginning with the thinnest-leaved plants first.

  .006"/ .15mm

  'Island Charm'
  kikutii var. kikutii
  laevigata
  longissima var. brevifolia
  venusta

  .007"/ .17mm

  'Diamond Tiara'
  'Emerald Scepter'
  'Emerald Tiara'
  'Golden Scepter'
  'Golden Tiara'
  'Kiwi Black Magic'
  'Margaret Mary Tiara'
  montana
  'Pearl Tiara'
  'Platinum Tiara'
  'Praying Hands'
  'Ribbon Tiara'
  'Tardiflora'
  ventricosa 'Aureomaculata'

  .008"/ .20mm

  'August Moon'
  'Cerveza'
  'Cheatin Heart'
  'Christmas Cookies'
  clausa var. clausa
  'Embroidery'
  'Fortunei Albopicta'
  'Fortunei Aureomarginata'
  'Fortunei Hyacinthina'
  'Gold Drop'
  'Grand Prize'
  'Grand Tiara'
  'Guacamole'
  montana f. macrophylla
  'PeeDee Gold Flash'
  plantaginea
  rectifolia f. pruinosa
  'Royal Standard'
  'Sea Thunder'
  'Shade Master'
  'Stained Glass'
  ventricosa 'Aureomarginata'

The leaves of most hostas are .009-.011"/.23-.28mm thick.

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