self-pollinated seedling of H. 'Holly's
Honey' was registered by
Dorothy Benedict of Michigan and
Hideko Gowen of Minnesota in 1990. It is a
H. ventricosa type
hosta with bright purple, semi-bell shape flowers in July. The medium size (16 inches high
by 34 inches wide) mound has
rippled, shiny green leaves that have an upturned
effect. It does not form seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...was the first hosta of note with
Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009) states: "Vulnerable
to pests but worth the extra effort to preserve the leaves intact since this is
one of the best of the newer green-leaved hostas."