A sport of H. 'Dorothy',
this cultivar was registered by
Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict in 1987. It forms a medium (18
inches high) mound and has light purple
flowers with darker streaks in the petals borne in August. The
foliage is slightly corrugated with average substance. Light
purple flowers open in late July to mid August.
The Hostapedia by
(2009), "Unfortunately, I've seen specimens in several
collections contaminated with
Hosta Virus X, typified by a dark green color bleeding down
the veins. Such plants should be destroyed."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Gold
Standard', H. 'Janet' and
Sports include H. 'Break Dance'.
is one of an increasing number of cultivars which has been found to
be susceptible to
Hosta Virus X. As research continues, a greater number of cultivars
are being reported where at least one plant has been confirmed
to have been infected. Of course, this does
NOT mean that you should not grow this hosta. Only that you should
learn more about this potential problem and be on the look out for
it in your garden and at the plant nursery.