Hosta 'Hadspen Honey'

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "H. 'Hadspen Honey' = H. 'Hadspen Mystique'."

Nomenclature changes recommended in the 1991 book The Genus Hosta by W. George Schmid and accepted by The American Hosta Society would update names as follows: H. x tardiana is now the Tardiana Group.

An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (1985 Vol. 16) states that, "Many hosta enthusiasts have come to assume that any cultivar name with "Hadspen" or "Dorset" is a H x tardiana. Not so. There is at least one exception: Eric Smith's 'Hadspen Honey'. According to an April 5, 1978 letter that Smith wrote to Alex J. Summers who was then living in Roslyn, New York, "H. 'Hadspen Honey' is a sport from the golden-edged H. 'Sieboldiana'," that is, from Hosta 'Frances Williams'."


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