Hosta 'Seneca'


This is one of those cases where there are two hostas with the same name. One is registered and, therefore, the "official" version of H. 'Seneca' while the other is a non-registered plant and needs to be renamed to avoid further confusion.


This hosta of unidentified parentage was originated by Marion Tobey and registered in 2000 by Steve Chamberlain of New York. It is a miniature size plant about 4 inches high by 11 inches wide with greenish yellow foliage. The leaves are cordate at the base and slightly shiny on top. Its pale lavender, bell-shaped, striped flowers bloom from late June into July in New York.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...resembles H. 'Gold Drop' and H. 'Gold Edger'."

Hosta Helper will call this plant 'Seneca' (Tobey)


The picture above of a hosta labeled 'Seneca' was taken at the Wade and Gatton Nursery (Closed 2019) of Ohio in Ohio. I suspect this big blue-green hosta is the one which is part of Van Wade's American Indian series.

Hosta Helper will call this plant 'Seneca' (Wade)


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