Hosta 'Ben Vernooij'

This cultivar is a tetraploid tissue culture sport of H. 'First Frost' with blue-green foliage that has a creamy yellow marginal variegation. It is a medium size plant that bears lavender colored flowers and has leaves with thick substance. The hosta was originated by Marco Fransen of Fransen Hostas and Vernooij V.O.F. in the Netherlands and was granted a U.S. patent in 2013.

United States Patent: PP24009  (2013)

Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta cultivar named ‘Ben Vernooij’ is disclosed, characterized by distinctive round foliage on thick petioles, vigorous plant habit and strong foliage, with good resistance to environmental stressors and large flowers. The new variety is a Hosta, typically used for outdoor ornamental purposes.

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