This seedling of H. 'Breeder's Choice' was registered by
Sandra Bond of
Goldbrook Plants in England in 2000. It forms a
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
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’
Similar cultivars include H. 'Apple Court', H. 'Calypso' and H. 'Medusa'.