Hosta 'Chickadee'

This is one of those cases where there are two hostas with the same name. Neither are currently registered with The American Hosta Society. The first one to be registered would become the "official" hosta of that name and the others would have to be renamed.


This cultivar has an H. sieboldii background and is a non-registered cultivar from Dr Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan. It grows into a medium size hosta about 14 inches in height and 30 inches in width. Pure white flowers bloom in August.

Hosta Helper will call this plant 'Chickadee' (Benedict).

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This is the case of two hostas bearing the same name for a few years. The first 'Chickadee' was a seedling selection of the late Herb is still a rare collector's plant. The second 'Chickadee' originated as a white-centered sport of 'Dixie Chick' found by Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina. .. To resolve this problem, Tony Avent renamed his plant 'Dixie Chickadee'..."

Hosta Helper will call this plant 'Chickadee' (Avent).

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