Amethyst Facet

Hosta "Amethyst Facet" review

'Amethyst Facets'. Intensely glaucous coat lends "purple cast" lasting into October. Hosta 'Amethyst Facet' represents the end of the line of the Benedict blues. Following the '98 AHS National Convention I had the pleasure of visiting Herb and Dorothy Benedict. He showed me his latest pride and joy, seven seedlings form Hosta 'Purple Verticulated Elf' selfed. They were all mini-small in size, blue of varying degrees, each a varying form, and substance was superb. Three stood out as steps forward in blue color. Each had what Herb coined as 'purple blue' noticeably more intense than their mother. He insisted that I take entire plants with the intention of continuing their genes into the future as he was done hybridizing. I agreed on the condition that they would only be used to distribute to his closest, long term friends (four at this time) and raise funds for the AHS as he had done. None have been or are being mass propagated. Here is the first of the three. Hosta 'Amethyst Facet' forms a clump 7" H and 10" wide, holds its intense "purple blue" late into the season, and is fertile both ways.

Hosta "Amethyst Facet" information:

Size Category mini
Hosta height x width 18x25 cm (7x10 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 12x6 cm (5x2 in.) inches
Vein pairs 6-7
Leaf color
Leaf type thick
Petiole thick
Scape height 17 cm (7 in.)
Flower lavender
Flower length
Flowering period July - August
Fertile yes