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Hosta 'Dorothy Benedict'

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 $1000 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.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

pale lavender

Foliage Color

Blue/green

Plant Spread

23"

Good Companions

Plant Height

19"

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture

rich, organic, moist


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

incredible leaf display of different colors

Bloom Time

mid summer

Critter Resistance

Exposure

shade to part shade

Growth Rate

slow

Seasonal Interests

spring/summer