Tony Avent of
Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina
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.
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
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'.