Dr. Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict
in 1990, this cultivar is a seedling of H. 'Yellow Splash' with
very wide, creamy white margins. It forms a small size (8 inches
high by 16
inches high) mound which has bright purple flowers from late July into August.
The Hostapedia by
(2009), "If I were to make a list of the
top ten Herb Benedict introductions, this would be on
it...offers colorful foliage, a good growth rate, and nice
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009)
states: "Early to emerge. Makes an excellent ground cover."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Coquette',
H. 'Ground Master', H. 'Leola
Fraim', H. 'Neat Splash
Rim', H. 'Queen
Josephine' and H. 'Resonance'.