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."
This cultivar is a hybrid of H. 'Blue Diamond' and a
seedling that was registered in 1987 by
Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan. It forms a medium size mound of foliage that has a thick
substance and comes to a tip.
The Hostapedia by
(2009), "Its name is derived from its early blooming time,
perhaps one of the earliest for Tardiana type cultivars."
Seedlings of this cultivar include H. 'Starry