Hosta A Very Good Boy

HYBRID: Dorothy Benedict X unknown
Hosta Size: Giant <strong>Greater Than 28 inches tall</strong><br />Leaf Greater Than 144 sq inches

Greater Than 28 inches tall
Leaf Greater Than 144 sq inches
Growth Habit: Mounded
Mounded Habit
Leaf Shape: round
Leaf Shape: round
Mature Plant Vein Pair Count12, 13, 14, 15
Hosta Width36 inches
Growth RateMedium
Leaf Appearance Cupped and Corrugated
Leaf ColorBlueGreen
Leaf Margin ColorWhite-Cream
Leaf Margin FormRippled-Slight
Leaf Margin Width0.25 - 0.5 inches
Leaf Texture TOPShiny-Slight
Leaf Texture BOTTOMGlaucous
The amount of sun that Hosta A Very Good Boy tolerates is 20%
Sun Tolerance: 20%
Bloom ColorPurple-Pale
Bloom ShapeTubular
Sets Seed?Hosta A Very Good Boy SETS SEED
 Remove seeds from dry pods. Best if pods dry on plant.
Seed can be stored, if dry.
Registered or Discovered ByEd Elslager
PatentNOT Patented

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Notes: ^ Dorothy Benedict bluegreen|chartruserwhite-edge HYBRIDIZER-NEEDS-VERIFY [E. Elslager] or [Ed Elslager] ^ Dorothy Benedict bluegreen|chartruserwhite-edge ^ Dorothy Benedict bluegreen|chartruserwhite-edge ^ Dorothy Benedict bluegreen|chartruserwhite-edge


AHS Registration Info

Registrant: E. Elslager Introducer: E. Elslager
Originator: E. Elslager Nominant: E. Elslager



Plant Width (in) Plant Width (cm) Plant Height (in) Plant Height (cm)
46 117 34 86
Plant Habit Growth Rate Plant Size
mound-like medium


Leaf Length (in) Leaf Length (cm) Leaf Width (in) Leaf Width (cm)
11 28 11 29
Vein Pairs Leaf Color Center Margin Appearance
14 to 15 blue-green slightly rippled
Leaf Color Margin Margin Varigation Width (in) Margin Varigation Width (cm)
thin creamy white
Petiole Characteristics Leaf Texture Top Leaf Texture Bottom
glaucous green slightly shiny glaucous bloom
Leaf Appearance Leaf Shape Leaf Base
moderately cupped, deeply corrugated, moderately leathery nearly round Cordate


Scape Height (in) Scape Height (cm) Scape Color Scape, Leaves, Bract at Maturity
40 to 42 101.6 to 106.8 glaucous green inflorescence leaves


Flower Length (in) Flower Length (cm) Flower Color Flower Shape
2.1 5 near white tubular
Growing Location Bloom Start Bloom Peak Bloom Finish
Ann Arbor, MI 6/20 7/10 7/19
Flower Time Flower Color Patterns Fragrance
June 1 to Aug 15 pale purple striped, translucent edge False


Bloom Period Code: 3-3-3
Ties the flower to the a "species scale". The registrant has provided the number code form the scale above for the start -- peak -- finish of the flowering period


Sets Pods Seed Viability Seed Pod Color
True True green


Clump's Origin Clump Source Age of Clump Clump Location
original seedling 7 Ann Arbor, MI
Clump Description


Pod Parent Pollen Parent Sport's Hybrid Parent
F-1 seedling of H. 'Dorothy Benedict' unknown


Notable Characteristics
large leathery corrugated blue-green leaves with white backs and flowers
Season Color Change
Registration Corrections
Additional Description
Family/Group AHS Show Class Old Name
Picture Location General Color Patented False

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