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Hosta 'Dorothy Benedict'
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Plant Type: Hostas

Blue-green with gold stripes between veins and some gold mottling. 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 $3000 at auctions. Dorothy Benedict was made famous because of a special hosta named for her and hybridized by her husband, Dr. Herb Benedict. The margins are smooth. The flowers are nearly white with purple markings. It often has variegated leafy bracts. It is fertile. It grows slowly and is still a very desirable breeder.

This “large” selection is a 4-5 year old plant with multiple shoots. These are also hand-selected, to ensure the greatest display of leaf variegation.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

Pale Lavender

Foliage Color

Blue/green with variegation

Plant Spread


Good Companions

Other shade loving plants.

Plant Height


Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Moist, Rich, Organic

Characteristics & Attributes


Streaked breeder.
Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Award 2007 (Jim Wilkins).
Blue-green, streaked yellow, cordate, rugose.
One plant sold for $3,000.00 at the 1997 Indy Convention auction.

Bloom Time


Critter Resistance



Part-Full Shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests