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HostaLederhosen

Statusregistered

Originator(s)Herb & Dorothy Benedict/Rod Kuenster/AHS 2010

Origin'Invincible' hybrid

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Size categorymedium

Plant height x width27x80 cm (11x31 in.)

Leaf length x width21x14 cm (8x6 in.)

Vein pairs7-9

Leaf colorblue-green

Variegation 

Leafthick, wavy, leathery feel, very shiny

Petiole 

Scapegreen

Scape height105 cm (41 in.)

Flowerblue purple

Flower length7.5 cm (3 in.)

Fragrantfragrant

Flowering periodAugust

Fertileno

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InfoAn 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.

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