This small size hosta has deep blue foliage with thick substance.
It was originated by
Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict
of Michigan and
Dr. Bob Olson of Minnesota in 1997. The pale
lavender flowers are borne in clusters on 10 inch scapes. The plant
self-pollinated seedling of H. 'Dorset Blue' and
very slowly grows to be a
small size (9 inches high) clump is about 18 inches wide. Its foliage has
thick substance and is considered slug resistant.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), 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."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Blue
Ice', H. 'Cool
Blue' and H. 'Dorset Blue'.