Dorset Clown

Hosta "Dorset Clown" review

TF5B (5th generation Tardiana from Herb Benedict). Streaked breeder:**** One of the TF5B seedlings was a lucky break: a very blue, splashed seedling, later named Hosta 'Dorset Clown'. This plant, which was selfed, gave me fifty percent variegated seedlings and some gold ones as well [Herb Benedict THJ]. Breeder for pointed leaves and soft blue color.

Hosta "Dorset Clown" information:

Size Category small
Hosta height x width 40x100 cm (16x39 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 16x11 cm (6x4 in.) inches
Vein pairs 10-12
Leaf color
Variegation streaked, unstable
Leaf type thick, corrugated, a bit wavy
Petiole thick, corrugated, a bit wavy
Scape height 60 cm (24 in.)
Flower pale lavender
Flower length 4.5 cm (1.8 in.)
Flowering period July - August
Fertile yes/breeder
Pod green
Sports 'Clown's Collar' sport/by 'Dorset Blueblood' sport/bb 'Ringmaster' sport/bc
Progeny 'April Clown' selfed 'Blue My Mind' seedling 'Clown Belly' = PP x 'Blue Belly' 'Cosmic Little Elf' = PP x 'Purple Verticulated Elf' 'Dorset Glenn' = PP x (x 'Dorset Clown') 'Fatal Attraction' = PP x kikutii 'Madame Butterfly' hybrid 'Pretty One' = 'Dorothy Benedict' x PP 'Sounds of Kinnick' = PP x 'Blue Belly'