(9-3-18) In 2013 Jeff Miller donated a hosta to the AHS On-Line auction, one that was named after his friend Rod Kuenster. That hosta would end up bringing an auction best $1,100. Quite impressive.

Rod Kuenster is a special Dorothy Benedict progeny several times over and that is what makes it very special to breeders

Rod Kuenster (Dorothy Benedict x Blue Belly) (Rod Kuenster/Jeff Miller 2006) – Large blue with yellow and cream streaks – check out photo

‘Dorothy Benedict’ …a streaker legend – this story is well known and Dorothy Benedict continues to be a hot commodity for breeders.

Blue Belly = (unknown x Dorothy Benedict) x ‘Dorothy Benedict‘)

Many would probably like to know who the ‘unknown’ hosta is in the make-up of Blue Belly, almost like that secret ingredient in that special recipe. Whatever it was it worked.

Blue Belly Progeny:
‘Castle Rock’ = ‘William Lachman’ x PP
‘Clown Belly’ = ‘Dorset Clown’ x PP
‘Cosmic Charmer’ = ‘Fudge Ripple’ x PP
‘Cosmic DNA’ = ‘Ma Breeder’ x PP
‘Cosmic Eye Candy’ = ‘Frosted Morning’ x PP
‘Cosmic Moonshine’ = ‘Outrageous’ x PP
‘Cosmic Passion’ = ‘Wahoo’ x PP
‘Cosmic Watercolors’ = ‘Tom’s Dream’ x PP
‘Outrageous Dragon’ = (‘Outrageous’ x ‘Chinese Dragon Supreme’) x PP
‘Rod Kuenster’ = ‘Dorothy Benedict’ x PP
‘Sounds of Kinnick’ = ‘Dorset Clown’ x PP

This January you will have a chance to be a part of the AHS On-Line Auction, it is open to anyone who is interested.

Other donations that are listed over the years to go $1,000 or more during this auction include:

  • 2014 – $1,325 – ‘Sharon Stone‘ donated by Jan Van den Top- sport of Marilyn Monroe buy online for $1,000
  • 2015 – $1,100 – ‘Sharon Stone‘ donated by Jan Van den Top
  • 2013 – $1,100 – ‘Rod Kuenster‘ donated by Jeff Miller – Dorothy Benedict x Blue Belly
  • 2015 – $1,010 – ‘Snake Eyes‘ OS x6 donated by Libby and Mike Greanya – sport of ‘Striptease‘ – buy online for $45
  • 2018 – $1,000 – ‘Entranced‘ OS donated by Dan Wols- (‘Galaxy’ x kikutii finlandia) x OP
  • 2015 – $1,000 – ‘Big Kahuna‘ donated by Jan Van den Top – sport of ‘Bev and Davebuy online for $500

Will there be a hosta to hit the $1,000 mark again this year?