Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan and
Bob Solberg of Green Hill Farm in North Carolina in
1999, this cultivar is a sport of
H. longipes hypoglauca. It forms a medium size (11 inches high by 30 inches wide) mound of shiny green foliage and dark red petioles.
The leaves are flat at the base and whitish colored on the
bottom with thick substance. 'One Man's Treasure' bears medium purple flowers on
reddish scapes from mid-September into October followed by
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This Herb Benedict seedling was
selected and developed by Bob Solberg of Green Hill Farm in
Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It has the reputation as having the
reddest petioles of all hosta cultivars. Its late season flowers
add to its value in the landscape."
The Hosta Journal, (2000 Vol. 31, No. 1) states that H. 'One Man's
Treasure' has the reddest petioles of all hosta cultivars.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "An outstanding hosta, among the best of all hostas in
flower. Excellent hybridizing potential for passing on its red petioles and even
This cultivar was winner of the
Garden Performance Medal for 2008.