Hosta 'Bell Ringer' in the Hostas Database

Data specific to Hostas (Edit)
Name of Hybridizer: Herb Benedict

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Variegated
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Start indoors
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Parentage: Sport of: Liberty Bell

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Posted by ViolaAnn (Ottawa, ON Canada - Zone 5a) on Jun 21, 2012 7:50 AM

This hosta is not registered as of June 2012. Internet resources refer to it both as 'Bell Ringer' AND 'Bellringer'. The Mark R. Zillis "Hostapedia" uses 'Bell Ringer'.

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Posted by ViolaAnn (Ottawa, ON Canada - Zone 5a) on Jun 25, 2012 10:14 AM

I purchased this plant as 'Liberty Bell', but by the time I received it (and likely before), it had stabilized into 'Bell Ringer'. It is a fast-growing, small plant that would likely make a good border plant, though mine is in a mound. I'm hoping to be able to share it with my bell ringers - members of the handbell choir I direct.

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