Hosta 'Silk Road'

This non-registered cultivar is a sport of H. 'Silk Kimono' found in the garden of Hans Hansen of Minnesota. Shady Oaks Nursery was granted a U.S. patent for this cultivar in 2009. It forms a small plant about 13 inches tall by 32 inches wide with an upright shape. The pale lavender flowers bloom in mid-summer.

United States Patent: PP19835   (2009)

Abstract: A new cultivar of Hosta named ‘Silk Road’, a chimeral mutation of Hosta ‘Silk Kimono’, characterized by its unique variegated foliage with deep green centers and wide creamy yellow to creamy white margins comprising about one half of the leaf area. ‘Silk Road’ has an upright plant habit of large broadly ovate leaves held horizontally on erect petioles and blooms with pale lavender flowers held on erect flower scapes in mid summer.

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