Hosta 'Dorset Charm'

This cultivar is one of the Tardiana-type hostas which was the result of a cross of H. 'Tardiflora' × H. 'Elegans' by Eric Smith of England in the 1960s. It was registered by Peter Ruh of Ohio on behalf of Smith in 1990. The mount grows into a large size hosta about 18 inches in height by 46 inches in width. Its leaves are oblong-ovate, slightly wavy, slightly corrugated and have thick substance. In August, it bears pale lavender flowers followed by viable seeds. This cultivar is part of the "Dorset Series" of hostas.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), " of four seedlings saved by Eric Smith from his original cross of 'Tardiflora' × H. ' Elegans'. Like the other three, it was selected for its thick substance, rich blue-green color, and good growth rate. It continues to be a virtual unknown, however, even to most hosta collectors."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Leaves are truly dark blue in cooler climates; in hotter climates they are considered to be dark blue-green...Although slow to establish, it can easily exceed its registered dimensions. A good breeding plant."

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