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Hosta 'Dorothy Benedict'

Hosta 'Dorothy Benedict'

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Streaked and mottled, this seedling of 'Frances Williams' has been used extensively in breeding.



Blue-green with gold stripes between veins and some gold mottling; cordate, cupped with smooth margins; some rugosity. It is a very popular breeding plant despite its slow growth. This plant was the breakthrough for variegated seedlings of the future. This reached a bidding price of $1000 at auctions. Dorothy Benedict was made famous because of a special hosta named for her and hybridized by her husband, Dr. Herb Benedict.


Additional Information

Year New at HostasDirect No
Growing Zones N/A
Plant - Height 9"
Plant Size Small
Plant - Shape Mound-like
Growth Rate Slow
Plant - Ploidy Assumed Diploid
Plant - Density Open
Sun Resistant No
Slug Resistant No
Hosta - Drought Tolerant No
Plant - Bog Tolerant No
Plant - Wave Spacing 18"
Plant - Specimen Spacing 24"
Plant - Hosta of the Year No
AHS Rating No
AHS Mini Rating No
Leaf - Base Cordate
Leaf - Color Detail Blue green leaf
Leaf Color (Center) Blue
Leaf Color (Margin) No
Leaf - Cupped Moderately
Leaf - Cup Direction No
Leaf - Flat Edge No
Leaf - Corrugation Moderately
Leaf - Folded No
Leaf - Twisted No
Leaf - Wavy/Undulated No
Leaf - Piecrust No
Fragrant Flower No
Leaf - Substance No
Leaf - Margin Contortion Flat
Leaf - Margin Size No
Leaf - Margin Width (inches) No
Leaf - Seasonal Color Change No
Leaf - Shape Cordate-Heart
Leaf - Size 6" x 6" W
Leaf - Length 6
Leaf - Width 6
Leaf - Mottled Yes
Leaf - Speckled No
Leaf - Splashed No
Leaf - Streaked Yes
Leaf - Upper Leaf Luster No
Leaf - Under Leaf Luster No
Leaf - Vein Color No
Leaf - Vein Furrows No
Leaf - Vein Pairs 10
Leaf - White Leaf Back No
Flower - Color White
Flower - Double Blooms No
Flower - Reblooms No
Flower - Striped Bloom No
Flower - Inflorescence No
Flower - Bracts Yes
Flower - Clustered Bloom No
Flower - Pod Color No
Flower - Scape Color No
Flower - Scape Height 12
Flower - Scape Height Range 12
Flower - Branched Scape No
Bloom Month(s) August, September
Flower - Season June 25 to July 24
Flower - Start-Peak-Finish No
Flower - Size No
Flower - Shape Bell
Flower - Viable Seed Yes
Petiole Color No
Petiole - Shape No
Petiole - Size No
Petiole - Variegation No
Plant - Rhizomatous No
Plant - Fun Name People Names
Plant - Patented No
Plant - Patent Number No
Plant - PPAF No
Hybridizing - Parentage [H. 'Frances Williams' H. 'Frances Williams']
Hybridizing - Originator Benedict H
Hybridizing - Namer No
Hybridizing - Introducer No
Hybridizing - Registrant H. Benedict
Hybridizing - Sport Of No
Hybridizing - Tardiana Cross No
Hybridizing - Year Registered 1983


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