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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

Additional Information

Year New at HostasDirect No
Growing Zones N/A
Plant - Height 9"
Plant Size Small
Plant - Shape Mound-like
Growth Rate Slow
Sun Resistant No
Slug Resistant No
Plant - Wave Spacing 18"
Plant - Specimen Spacing 24"
Plant - Hosta of the Year No
Leaf Color (Center) Blue
Leaf Color (Margin) No
Leaf - Cupped Moderately
Leaf - Corrugation Moderately
Leaf - Wavy/Undulated No
Fragrant Flower No
Leaf - Margin Size No
Leaf - Seasonal Color Change No
Leaf - Length 6
Leaf - Width 6
Leaf - Speckled No
Leaf - Streaked Yes
Flower - Color White
Flower - Scape Color No
Bloom Month(s) August, September
Petiole Color No
Plant - Patented No
Hybridizing - Parentage [H. 'Frances Williams' H. 'Frances Williams']
Hybridizing - Originator Benedict H
Hybridizing - Sport Of No
Hybridizing - Year Registered 1983