This Tardiana-type hosta has
dark blue-green foliage of thick substance and forms a small size (6
inches high) mound. It was introduced by
Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan and has very pale
lavender flowers that appear in July to
The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), says that this plant falls into a category of
"cultivars that exhibit many
Tardiana traits but are
not a part of
Eric Smith's original group."
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...probably descends from 'Dorset Blue',
but its overall appearance resembles a miniature version of 'Blue Moon'.
It has a very slow growth rate and may get larger than my listed
dimensions over time."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Blue
Haze', H. 'Blue
Ice' and H. 'Hebe