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
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."
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