Hosta 'Little Caesar'

This seedling of H. 'Breeder's Choice' was registered by Sandra Bond of Goldbrook Plants in England in 2000. It forms a miniature mound 5 inches high and 12 inches wide with lanceolate, rippled leaves of average substance. Purple flowers bloom in July.

The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack (2010) says: "In good light quickly forms an irregular mound. The leaves of young plants show a distinct twist. Ideal for troughs and bowls."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009) states in its Miniature Hostas chapter: "Among the best of the smaller white-centered, green-margined hostas. Increases rapidly. Has unusually good substance...Leaves have a more pronounced twist when young."

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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