|Originator(s)||Herb & Dorothy Benedict/Rod Kuenster/AHS 2010|
|Plant height x width||27x80 cm (11x31 in.)|
|Leaf length x width||21x14 cm (8x6 in.)|
|Leaf||thick, wavy, leathery feel, very shiny|
|Scape height||105 cm (41 in.)|
|Flower length||7.5 cm (3 in.)|
|Info||An extremely rare Benedict found only in a few private collections. Because it is so rare we couldn't find any information on it. |
Named after the German leather pants, this is the most leather looking leaves I know.
Thick elongated leaves have a wavy margin and form a nice mound-shaped plant. Beautiful fragrant lavender flowers in late summer.
'Lederhosen' is German for "Leather Britches" and the tough leather-like substance of the foliage reminded the late Dr. Benedict of the name. Plant this vigorous variety along a path where you may appreciate the fragrance and beauty of the flowers.