Read the text in the category Hostas for general information about Hostas.

Hosta ‘Surprised by Joy’ is a seedling from ‘Flamboyant’ and venusta. It is a mini Hosta with an average growth. The leaves have a green edge with a light green center in spring that turns yellow during the year. The lilac flowers are not fragrant.

In total shade the Hosta ‘Surprised by Joy’ is not very happy.



Attracts bees: no

Characteristic: newly emerging every year

Deer resistant: no

Exposure: part shade/shade

Flower color: lilac

Flowering time: June – July

Foliage color: green/yellow

Fragrant flower: no

Hardiness: -4 ºF (-20 ºC)

Height: 4 inches (10 cm)

Soil: normal/moist