Hosta 'Daisy Doolittle'


Listed as a sport of a streaked plant, this slow growing cultivar was registered by Randy Goodwin of Indiana in 2003. The small size mound consists of leaves that are wavy, ovate and have average substance. Pale purple flowers bloom in late June.

The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack (2010) says: "Grows better out of full sun and is ideal for the container, trough, and rock garden."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states in its Miniature Hostas chapter: "Best suited to containers and rock gardens but is vigorous enough to hold its own at the front of a raised border...Some leaves are wholly celadon streaked over the base color, showing the instability of the variegation inherited from its streaked parent. The flowers are slightly fragrant."

The Hosta Journal, (2008 Vol. 39 No 3), says that Randy tried to register this hosta as "Daisy" after his dog but that was not allowed because daisy is the name of a plant. So, he just added the "Doolittle" so that it met the requirements. Goodwin also stated that this "is a seedling of H. venusta..."


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