Hosta '59 BC'

Originated by Dr. Dick and Jane Ward of Ohio, this non-registered cultivar is seedling of ‘Breeder’s Choice'. It is a small size hosta with dark green foliage that has creamy white streaked variegation.

According to Dr Dick Ward's acceptance speech for the 2010 Eunice Fisher Distinguished Hybridizer Merit Award, "My 59th seedling of ‘Breeder’s Choice' was designated ‘59 BC’ on its tag. I subsequently gave a division of ’59 BC’ to a friend from England, Ian Chrystal. Ian then shared it with Sandra Bond, a noted British hybridizer, and Sandra asked Ian to name the resulting stable cultivar. Ian thought about what was happening in the year 59 BC. It occurred to him that this was Julius Caesar’s childhood, so the plant became known as ‘Little Caesar’. One of the plants I obtained from ‘59 BC’ is ‘Lorelei’."


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