Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict and
Bob Solberg, this cultivar is a sport of
Hosta longipes forma hypoglauca.
This plant forms a medium sized (11 inches high) 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. It bears medium purple flowers on
reddish scapes in mid September to October.
The Hostapedia by
(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."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Best of Twenty', H. 'Cinnamon Sticks', H. 'Grandaddy
Red Legs' and H. 'Red October'.
Seedlings include H. 'Pieces of Eight' and H. 'Tickle Me Pink'.
The Hosta Journal, Vol. 31, No 1, page 91, H. 'One Man's
Treasure' has the reddest petioles of all hosta cultivars