Hosta 'Dixie Chickadee'
 

Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina registered this cultivar in 2007 as a sport of H. 'Dixie Chick'. The plant grows into a small size hosta about 6 inches in height and a spread of 12 inches wide with shiny pointed leaves. Its purple flowers bloom in late 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...To resolve this problem, Tony Avent renamed his plant 'Dixie Chickadee'..."

The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack (2010) says: "Grows well in part sun or dappled shade. A good variety for the deck box and raised bed."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Sitting Pretty'.


       

 
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