DetailsBlue-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.
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Year New at HostasDirect No Growing Zones N/A AHS Rating No AHS Mini Rating No Plant - Ploidy Assumed Diploid Plant - Bog Tolerant No Plant - Density Open Hosta - Drought Tolerant No Plant - Fun Name People Names Growth Rate Slow Plant - Height 9" Plant - Hosta of the Year No Plant - Patented No Plant - Patent Number No Plant - PPAF No Plant - Rhizomatous No Plant - Shape Mound-like Plant Size Small Sun Resistant No Slug Resistant No Plant - Wave Spacing 18" Plant - Specimen Spacing 24" 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 - Bracts Yes Flower - Branched Scape No Flower - Clustered Bloom No Flower - Color White Flower - Double Blooms No Flower - Reblooms No Flower - Striped Bloom No Flower - Inflorescence No Flower - Pod Color No Flower - Scape Color No Flower - Scape Height 12 Flower - Scape Height Range 12 Bloom Month(s) June, July 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 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