Hosta 'Neptune'

Registered in 2006 by Hans Hansen and Shady Oaks Nursery of Minnesota, it was granted a U.S. patent in 2009. This hybrid of (H. 'Maekawa' × H. 'Halcyon') x H. 'Salute' forms a mound about 24 inches tall and 50 inches wide. The shiny deep blue-green foliage becomes dark green as the season progresses. Its leaves are narrowly ovate and heavily rippled with thick substance. Pale lavender flowers bloom from early August into September.

The American Hosta Growers Association 2023 Hosta of the Year

An article by Rick Goodenough in The Hosta Journal (2012 Vol. 43 No. 1) states that, ‘Neptune’ x ‘Fleet Week’ “One of the best so far from that cross is one I call ‘Neptune’s Chariot’. It has a dusky, true blue base color and lovely white backs, with leaf edges that are wavy and appear serrated…holds its blue until quite late in the season…”

United States Patent: PP19674   (2009)

Abstract: A new cultivar of hybrid Hosta named ‘Neptune’, characterized by its ovate-shaped, blue-green leaves with undulating margins and an intense glaucous bloom on the lower surface. Its leaves cascade downward to form an upright, mounded habit with pale lavender flowers emerging on arching scapes in late summer.

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