Hosta 'Geneva'


This is one of those cases where there are two hostas with the same name. One is registered and, therefore, the "official" version of H. 'Geneva' while the other is a non-registered plant and needs to be renamed to avoid further confusion.


This is a non-registered cultivar originated by Dr Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan registered on their behalf by Rod Kuenster and The American Hosta Society in 2010 and is a slow growing, open-pollinated seedling of  H. 'Dorothy Benedict'.

It is a small to medium size hosta about 11 inches high by 20 inches wide with blue-green foliage that has pure yellow streaked variegation. The upright, nearly round leaves are moderately corrugated and glaucous on top and bottom. Near white to pale lavender flowers bloom from mid-July into August on scapes 14 to 16 inches tall followed by viable seeds.

The registration materials state: " streaked plant with puckering and good substance."

Hosta Helper will call this plant 'Geneva' (Benedict)

This plant was named for Geneva Stark, wife of hosta hybridizer, Gunther Stark and mother of hybridizer, Dean Stark of Iowa.


According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this has been used as an incorrect or outdated name for H. 'Rosedale Genevieve'.

Hosta Helper will call this plant 'Geneva' (Hadrava)


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