selection of unidentified parentage from
Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan, this cultivar
was registered on his behalf by
Kevin Walek (Hosta Registrar) in 2009. It is a medium size plant
about 11 inches high by 28 inches wide with dark green foliage that has a creamy
yellow to white marginal variegation. The leaves are moderately rippled,
elliptic and slightly shiny on the bottom.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Until about 1997, this cultivar was known as 'Black
Satin'. Herb Benedict changed the name so as not to cause
confusion with 'Lakeside Black Satin'."
The Book of Little Hostas by
Kathy and Michael Shadrack
(2010) says: "A tall growing small hosta that will do well in a
window or deck box or the back of a raised bed."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Black Velvet' and H. 'Blade