Hosta 'Blast Off'

Dr. Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict of Michigan registered this cross of H. 'Mikado' H. 'Dorothy Benedict' in 1995. The large size mound reaches 19 inches in height with a width of about 46 inches. Pale lavender flowers bloom in July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "By summer's end, the foliage of 'Blast Off' develops an unusual, multicolored effect rarely seen in hostas."


These 2010 photos were taken at the Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside in Michigan, tours and vendors at The American Hosta Society National Convention in Minnesota, Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens in Ohio, Toledo Botanical Garden and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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