Hosta venusta
'Benedict'
or 'Benedict Strain'
 

Imported from Japan by Hideko Gowen of Minnesota, this non-registered cultivar is a sport of H. venusta.  It is a small size hosta about 6 inches high by 10 inches wide with green foliage. It bears lavender-violet flowers on scapes about 10 inches tall.

This is named for noted hostaphile, Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan.

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