Dorothy Benedict

Hosta "Dorothy Benedict" review

=sieboldiana 'Dorothy Benedict'. Streaked breeder:***** Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Award winner 2007. Blue-green, streaked yellow, cordate, rugose. One plant sold for $3,000.00 at the 1997 Indy Convention auction. Leaves small, thick, cupped and puckered, glaucous blue with yellow streaking between the veins. A major breakthrough in hybridization as it was the first streaked hosta of Hosta sieboldiana lineage. Now a pod parent for a whole new line of streaked hostas. We obtained our mother plant from Herb and Dorothy's Michigan gardens. Round, puckered leaves with random splashes of cream and gold. A double division brought $3000.00 at the 1997 National Convention. Seedlings produce high proportion of variegated plants. 'Dorothy Benedict', the gold standard of hybridizing plants, is a seedling from 'Frances Williams' that never grew very well. It was exciting to have a streaked sieboldiana, but the poor growth rate of most of "DB" seedlings dampened enthusiasm somewhat over the years [Bill Meyer].

Hosta "Dorothy Benedict" information:

Size Category large
Hosta height x width 60x120 cm (24x47 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 36x28 cm (14x11 in.) inches
Vein pairs 15
Leaf color
Variegation streaked, unstable
Leaf type thick, very corrugated, cupped
Petiole thick, very corrugated, cupped
Scape height
Flower near white
Flower length
Flowering period June - July
Fertile yes/breeder
Sports 'Benedict's Blue' sport/bb 'Blu Dort' sport/bb 'Blue Form' sport/gg 'Bob the Builder' sport/bb 'Janet's Joy' sport/gg 'Lucky Fifty' sport/o 'Mean Mama' sport/yg 'Nifty Fifty' sport/gy
Progeny 'A Big Splash' selfed 'A Many-splendored Thing' = PP x hypoleuca 'Alex' = PP x 'Elatior' 'Alice Blue Gown' seedling 'Alligator Shoes' = PP x montana 'American Gold Band' = PP x hypoleuca 'Anna Boynton' seedling 'Band of Gold' = PP x hypoleuca 'Bashful Polly' selfed 'Benedict Arnold' seedling 'Big and Blue' = PP x 'Blue Seer' 'Big Brass' = PP x montana f. macrophylla 'Big Fred' seedling 'Big Pizza Pie' = PP x 'Maekawa' 'Blast Off' = 'Mikado' x PP 'Blind Date' seedling 'Blue Belly' = (x 'Dorothy Benedict') x PP 'Blue Canopy' = PP x (x 'Dorothy Benedict') 'Blue Plover' seedling 'Blues in the Night' selfed 'Boston Harbormaster' seedling 'Brilliance' hybrid 'Celestial' = PP x hypoleuca 'Chairman of the Board' = PP x 'Elatior' 'Chocolate Ripple' = 'Fudge Ripple' x PP 'Cinderella' selfed 'Clyde's Birthday' seedling 'Congratulations' = PP x (x 'Purple Verticulated Elf') 'Continental Divide' = PP x ('Elatior' x 'Niagara Falls') 'Cosmic Brother' = PP x (x 'Dorothy Benedict') 'Cosmic Hippie' = PP x (x 'Dorothy Benedict') 'Cosmic Kid' = PP x 'Cosmic Hippie' 'Cosmic Rainbow' = 'Cosmic Hippie' x PP 'Cosmic Sister' = PP x (x 'Dorothy Benedict') 'Cuyahoga' = PP x 'Swoosh' 'Dandy Randy' selfed 'Dazzling' = PP x 'Maekawa' 'Dean's List' seedling 'Dorothy's Child' = PP x 'Hot Flash' 'Earth, Wind, and Fire' seedling 'Edward Elslager' seedling 'Eggs Benedict' = PP x 'Incredible Hunk' 'Final Answer' = PP x hypoleuca 'Geneva' seedling 'George W.' = PP x 'Incredible Hunk' 'Gil Jones' selfed 'Go Dorothy' seedling 'Gold Dorothy of Richland' hybrid 'Grace Like Rain' seedling 'Grand Maw JoAnn' hybrid 'Grand One' = 'Grandchild' x PP 'Grandchild' seedling 'Gunther' seedling 'Heavenly Beginnings' = PP x 'Elatior' 'Herb Benedict' = PP x 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa' 'Hideko Gowen' selfed 'Hot Flash' selfed 'Huron Blue' hybrid 'In Sook' = PP x montana 'Jealousy' = PP x montana 'Jim Wilkins' selfed 'Lickity Split' = PP x pycnophylla 'Looking Good' = PP x 'Shining Tot' 'Lovely to Behold' = PP x (x 'Dorothy Benedict') 'Lover's Leap' = PP x 'Nooner' 'Lumberjack' hybrid 'Ma Breeder' = (x 'Dorothy Benedict') x PP 'MacBenedict' hybrid 'Made from Scratch' seedling 'Mary Schwartzbauer' seedling 'Master of Ceremonies' = PP x 'Elatior' 'Miss Tokyo' = PP x montana 'Aureomarginata' 'Misty Mary Ann' = PP x (x 'Dorothy Benedict') 'Moonrise' seedling 'My Friend Nancy' = PP x montana 'Chirifu' 'My Love Dorothy' selfed 'My Mom' = PP x 'Fudge Ripple' 'Our Friend Reldon' seedling 'Outrageous' = PP x montana 'Aureomarginata' 'Plain Jane' seedling 'Pretty One' = PP x 'Dorset Clown' 'Rainbow Glenn' = PP x (x 'Outrageous') 'Red Hot Poker' = PP x (x 'Dorothy Benedict') 'Rod Kuenster' = PP x 'Blue Belly' 'Roller Coaster' = PP x hypoleuca 'Roseann Walter' seedling 'Ruby Benedict' = PP x 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa' 'Sails at Sunset' = PP x hypoleuca 'Seducer' selfed 'Silk Kimono' = PP x montana 'Simply Sharon' seedling 'Skyward' = PP x hypoleuca 'Song Sung Blues' = PP x 'Maekawa' 'Sportscaster' seedling 'Spring Break' = PP x (x 'Dorothy Benedict') 'Stan Kuk' = PP x 'Rippling Waves' 'Stand-up America' seedling 'Stellar by Starlight' = PP x hypoleuca 'Summer Palace' seedling 'Super Star' = PP x 'Maekawa' 'Surf and Turf' = PP x 'Incredible Hunk' 'Teacher's Pet' = PP x montana 'Two Ladies' = PP x 'Jean Harlow' 'Unexpected Pleasure' = PP x montana 'Van Wade' = PP x 'Northern Lights' 'Warwick Curtsey' = PP x nakaiana 'Wilson Lake' seedling 'Xanadu Contemplation' selfed 'Xanadu Odd Pod' seedling