Dorothy Benedict and registered by
John and Elizabeth Stratton in 1996. It is a
self-pollinated H. 'Dorset Blue' seedling with thick leaf substance which forms a small size (10
inches high by 15 inches wide), dense
mound of foliage. It has medium lavender flowers from mid-July into August
followed by viable seeds.
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."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Very slow to increase...Best grown in a pot until
it has established a root system."
Similar hostas include H. 'Blue Monday' and
H. 'Blue Skies'.