Hosta 'Kasseler Blue'
 

Originated by Heinz Klose of Staudengärtnerei Klose in Germany but registered in 2008 by Peter and Jean Ruh of Ohio on his behalf, this slow growing, upright cultivar is of unidentified parentage. It is a medium size (11 inches high by 17 inches wide) hosta with dark blue-green foliage that is lightly twisted, ovate, slightly wavy and slightly shiny on top. Bell shape, striped flowers bloom on scapes about 18 inches tall.

The registration materials say the plant has: "...open growth..."

According to a Google search, "Kasseler is the name given to any pork cut that has been smoked, then ripened in a salt brine solution."


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