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Hosta Sizes

The size of hosta plant varies not only with age, but also with soil and climatic conditions. The following generally agreed classification groups hostas according to the size of their mature leaves when grown in good soil and in good conditions.

   Height in inches  Height in cm  Leaf size sq inches  Leaf size sq cm
 Miniature  < 6  15  2 - 6  13 - 40
 Small  6 - 10  15 - 25  6 - 25  40 - 160
 Medium  10 - 18  25 - 46  25 - 81  160 - 530
 Large  18 - 28  46 - 71  81 - 144  530 - 900
 Giant  > 28  > 71  >145  > 900

Please bear in mind this is a guide only and the size of your hosta will depend on growing conditions.