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Originator(s)Herb & Dorothy Benedict 1995

Origin"Dorset Blue F4" selfed

Size categorysmall - medium

Plant height x width35x25 cm (14x10 in.)

Leaf length x width20x10 cm (8x4 in.)

Vein pairs9

Leaf colorblue-green


Leafheavy, wavy


Scapeglaucous blue

Scape height60 cm (24 in.)

Flowernear white

Flower length3 cm (1.2 in.)


Flowering periodJuly - August





Info14" tall. Light Shade.
Narrow, pointed blue leaves which are held erect to form a vase shaped upright clump. Wavy edges and twisty tips. Different.
From Herb Benedict's breeding line of H. 'Dorset Blue', comes this 4th generation seedling. H. 'Salute' is a uniquely upright grower in the habit of a dwarf H. 'Krossa Regal'. Each 8" long x 4" wide slightly wavy leaf of powdery blue color is held upright on this compact clump. In early summer, the wide clump is topped with 2' scapes of nearly white flowers... .very unique!
Nice upright clump of pointed blue leaves with near white flowers.
Upright blue similar to 'Hadspen Heron'.
Upright, pointed, blue leaves with wavy edges indeed do seem to be saluting. Very nice! Near white flowers.
Narrow blue leaves, pointed and slightly folded, with somewhat wavy margins.  The leaf tips point upward, forming a vase-shaped plant.
A new and exciting blue, small to medium Hosta. Narrow, pointed leaves are held erect. Plants form an upright vase-shaped clump 30cm wide by 23cm high. This Hosta is highly rated worldwide with a unique form. Near white flowers.


Progeny'Assal' = 'Atom Smasher' x PP
'Blushing Blue' = longipes f. hypoglauca x PP
'Cutting Edge' = PP x pycnophylla
'Flemish Gold' seedling
'Forgery' = PP x hypoleuca
'Joy Ride' = PP x 'Maekawa'
'KL's Choice' seedling
'Lily Blue Eyes' = PP x 'Azure Snow'
'Neptune' = ('Maekawa' x 'Halcyon') x PP
'October Sky' = 'Frosted Dimples' x PP
'Restless Sea' hybrid
'Self-Assured' = 'Atom Smasher' x PP
'Smoke Signals' = PP x 'Carolina Blue'
'Transformer_' = "seedling of a Mary Chastain streaker" x PP
'Yes, Sir!' seedling