Registered in 1987 by
Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict
as a hybrid of H. 'Dorset Blue'
and H. 'Blue Moon'. It forms a
small (8 inches high) mound of deep blue foliage that is heavily
corrugated, cupped and has thick substance. Very pale lavender flowers
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
(2009), "It stands as the first thick-substanced,
blue-leaved hosta in the small size category of any note. Unfortunately, it has an extremely slow growth
rate, taking many years (ten or more) to reach my listed sizes."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Blue
Beard', H. 'Blue
Melody', H. 'Cool
Blue', H. 'Hebe
Blue' and H. 'Winsome Blue'.