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Prices:
$50.00 Jim's Hostas (2004)
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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.
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