Hosta 'Chickadee'
 

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.
 

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 Benedict...it 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'..."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Carrie Ann', H. 'Emerald Isle' and H. 'Louisa'.


 

 
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