Hosta 'Fan Dance'

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.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (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 H. 'Okaydokey'.

Sports include H. 'Break Dance'.

This 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.

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