Hosta 'Aquamarine'

This non-registered cultivar of unidentified parentage was originated by Gary Gossett of Terra Nova Nurseries in Oregon. It was granted a U.S. patent in 2012. The medium size (15 inches high by 30 inches wide) hosta has thick substanced, blue-green foliage that show hues of purple when it emerges in the spring. There is a red-purple spot where the leaf and petiole meet at the bottom of the blade. Lavender flowers bloom from July into August.

The patent application lists the following as similar cultivars: "Compared to Hosta 'Purple Haze’, the new cultivar has bluer foliage, darker petioles, and a dark leaf base rather than a blue green leaf base."

United States Patent: PP22627  (2012)

Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant characterized by large, glaucous, blue green leaves with dark petioles and leaf bases. In the spring the leaves are dark purple tinted on top. Hosta ‘Aquamarine’ has violet flowers in late summer into fall.

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