Bob Olson

Hosta "Bob Olson" review

A sturdy little fellow who can take a lot of heat. It is a small fast grower and is variegated green/yellow. It has not been widely available. Sold at the AHS national auction two years ago for $450. Small hosta from Dr. Benedict named after past president of the AHS, long dark green leaves with a creamy-white margin that ripples slightly have good substance and seem to do well a sunnier location; lavender flowers appear in midsummer. This is really a cute little thing...that's the hosta, not Bob! The first time I saw this Herb Benedict introduction, I knew I had to have it. This distinctive looking small hosta makes a 1' wide semi-upright mound of narrow rippled foliage. Each thick leaf is dark green with a dramatic wide creamy golden border. In late summer, the fast-growing clumps are topped with 16" tall scapes with medium purple flowers. FYI, Bob Olson of Minnesota is the past president of the American Hosta Society

Hosta "Bob Olson" information:

Size Category mini - small
Hosta height x width 13x30 cm (5x12 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 8x5 cm (3x2 in.) inches
Vein pairs 4-5
Leaf color
Variegation edge
Leaf type good, ovate
Petiole good, ovate
Scape green,purple flecks
Scape height 45 cm (18 in.)
Flower lavender,bell
Flower length 2.5 cm (1 in.)
Flowering period August