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Hosta 'Lederhosen'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Hosta 'Lederhosen'

H. Benedict NR

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Item #: 7234

Zones: 3a to 8b

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.9 L) ?


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.


Hosta 'Lederhosen' is one of the more unique hostas ever hybridized by the late Herb Benedict. This 18" tall x 3' wide clump is composed of thick, rubbery, ruffled, blue-green leaves which reminded Herb of leather britches (lederhosen). Anyone who would name one hosta 'Little Stiffy' and another 'Nooner', only makes one wonder about the real story behind 'Lederhosen'. In late summer, the clumps are topped with stalks of large, fragrant, light lavender flowers. I'll bet you never dreamed leather britches could smell this good. You won't even need a label for this unique hosta.