H. 'Tardiana' type blue hosta was
registered by Paul Aden on behalf of
in 1977. The small (10 inches high) mound of slug resistant foliage has a very slow growth rate and pale lavender
flowers in August. This cultivar is part of the "Dorset
Series" of hostas.
Benedict utilized it in developing such hostas as 'Blue
Ice' and 'Blue Chip'."
The Hostapedia by
(2009) states that this cultivar "...ranks as one of the
smallest of Eric Smith's Tardianas...has also proven to be an
excellent breeding plant...Its only negative is an extremely
slow growth rate, but that should not stop anyone from including
it in their collection."