Hosta 'Red Hot Poker'

This hybrid of H. 'Dorothy Benedict' a seedling of H. 'Dorothy Benedict' was registered by Stuart Asch of Michigan in 2005. Forming a small size hosta about 10 inches high that spreads about 32 inches wide, this plant has leaves that are ovate shaped and slightly wavy. Its pale purple flowers bloom starting in August.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...notable for its combination of deep red scapes (bearing purple flowers) bears no resemblance to a Hosta sieboldiana in foliage or flower."


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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