Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict in 1987, this
self-pollinated seedling of H.
'Dorset Blue' has deep blue
foliage and typical H. 'Tardiana' type characteristics. It forms a medium sized (16 inches high)
mound of nearly heart shaped leaves that have thick substance. The flowers are a
lavender and appear in August.
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."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Blue Hearts' and H. 'Brother
Seedlings include H. 'Mourning Dove' and H. 'Prairie Sky'.