Hosta Patents (Class PLT/353)
  • Publication number: 20210092890
    Abstract: A new and unique cultivar of Hosta named Hosta ‘Time Traveler’ with each round, corrugated, chartreuse-yellowish, pointed leaf having a gray green center, white-edged Hosta leaf sown in the middle between the chartreuse-yellowish and the gray green.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventor: Tony Avent
  • Publication number: 20190343030
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta named ‘Wu Hoo’, characterized by its very large sized mounding clump, blue-green leaves with medium green margins. In combination these traits set ‘Wu Hoo’ apart from all other existing varieties of Hosta known to the inventor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Mark L. Malaguerra, Scott Christopher Smith
  • Publication number: 20190239411
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Blue Elf’ with rounded, glaucous, blue-green leaves having a near white underside. The blue-green leaf coloration remains until near the end of the growing season. The flowers are held on tightly congested scapes just above the foliage. ‘Blue Elf’ has excellent dwarf characteristics and is useful in the miniature garden, as edging or front of the landscape border, in containers, as a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Walters Gardens Inc
    Inventor: Hans A. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20180295763
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Waterslide’ with compact rounded-mound habit of dense bluish-colored, lanceolate foliage having wavy margins, narrowly acute apex and cordate base and are longitudinally folded upward at the midrib. The bluish coloring, coming from thick glaucous covering remains through the flowering season until the end of summer. The plant has lavender flowers densely arranged on bluish-colored stapes just above the foliage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20180177096
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Sun Mouse’ with leaves that are slightly wavy thick substance and with golden coloration that holds up well through the season. The flowers are dark lavender bells tightly congested just above the foliage on chartreuse scapes with red blushing near base. ‘Sun Mouse’ has excellent vigor with rapid production of divisions, and its compact habit makes it useful in the miniature garden, as edging or front of the landscape border, in containers, as a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventor: Tony Avent
  • Publication number: 20180177099
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Wrinkle in Time’ with compact rounded-mound habit of dense foliage having blades of wide variegated creamy-yellow developing to creaming-white margins, and dark center with minor intermediate feathering colors. The plant in early summer with compact scapes of closely held horizontal lavender flowers. Foliage has a longitudinal pinching or indentation, tortuous especially when young.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20180177097
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘School Mouse’ with coarsely-sinuate cordate leaf blades having variegation of creamy yellow margins and dark green center and feathering intermediate colors. The plant habit is short, compact and rounded with flowering just above foliage, and the leaves and scapes are thick substance and stiff, flowering just above the foliage with medium lavender flowers with strongly veined deep lavender and white insides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20180177098
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘One Last Dance’ with large rounded-mound habit of dense variegated foliage having blades of wide, intense, yellow margins developing to light yellow, and dark center with long, irregular, intermediate feathering colors. The plant produces large, soft lavender flowers in mid-summer on tall, slightly arching scapes well above the leaves with deeply impressed veins and wavy margins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20170367241
    Abstract: The new and distinct Hosta plant named Hosta ‘Angel Falls’ with arching, elongated, cordate leaves having dark green margins with wide yellowish centers that develop into a creamy-white to near whitecenters. Flowers are light lavender on large-sized plant held attractively above the variegated foliage; each flower subtended and set off by large pointed bract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20170367240
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Beyond Glory’ with foliage having stiff, thick-substance cordate blades of very wide dark green margins, and with leaf centers of yellow to chartreuse. The light-lavender flowers are very tightly congested on vertical scapes well above foliage in mid to late summer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20170208726
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta named ‘First Blush’, characterized by its medium sized mounding clump, green leaves with purplish-red colored petioles on both sides, that emerge with a thin purplish-red margin, become (“blush”) purplish-red on the upward side of the leaf blade in the space between the veins, and producing purple flowers on purplish-red scapes. In combination these traits set ‘First Blush’ apart from all other existing varieties of Hosta known to the inventor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventor: Robert M. Solberg
  • Patent number: PP28784
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Beyond Glory’ with foliage having stiff, thick-substance cordate blades of very wide dark green margins, and with leaf centers of yellow to chartreuse. The light-lavender flowers are very tightly congested on vertical scapes well above foliage in mid to late summer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A. Hansen
  • Patent number: PP28785
    Abstract: The new and distinct Hosta plant named Hosta ‘Angel Falls’ with arching, elongated, cordate leaves having dark green margins with wide yellowish centers that develop into a creamy-white to near white centers. Flowers are light lavender on large-sized plant held attractively above the variegated foliage; each flower subtended and set off by large pointed bract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A. Hansen
  • Patent number: PP28897
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Hosta named ‘Sorbet’ that is characterized by its petioles that are red in color and dots on the center vein of the leaf that are red in color, its leaf margins that are creamy white in color, its variegation that is varied green in color throught the leaf centers, and its late blooming period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: HEEMSKERK VASTEPLANTEN BV
    Inventor: Gerardus J. C. M. Heemskerk
  • Patent number: PP28920
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta named ‘First Blush’, characterized by its medium sized mounding clump, green leaves with purplish-red colored petioles on both sides, that emerge with a thin purplish-red margin, become (“blush”) purplish-red on the upward side of the leaf blade in the space between the veins, and producing dark purple pink flowers on purplish-red scapes. In combination these traits set ‘First Blush’ apart from all other existing varieties of Hosta known to the inventor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Robert M. Solberg
  • Patent number: PP29456
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Wrinkle in Time’ with compact rounded-mound habit of dense foliage having blades of wide variegated creamy-yellow developing to creaming-white margins, and dark center with minor intermediate feathering colors. The plant in early summer with compact scapes of closely held horizontal lavender flowers. Foliage has a longitudinal pinching or indentation, tortuous especially when young.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc
    Inventor: Hans A. Hansen
  • Patent number: PP29559
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘School Mouse’ with coarsely-sinuate cordate leaf blades having variegation of creamy yellow margins and dark green center and feathering intermediate colors. The plant habit is short, compact and rounded with flowering just above foliage, and the leaves and scapes are thick substance and stiff, flowering just above the foliage with medium lavender flowers with strongly veined deep lavender and white insides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc
    Inventor: Hans A. Hansen
  • Patent number: PP30000
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘One Last Dance’ with large rounded-mound habit of dense variegated foliage having blades of wide, intense, yellow margins developing to light yellow, and dark center with long, irregular, intermediate feathering colors. The plant produces large, soft lavender flowers in mid-summer on tall, slightly arching scapes well above the leaves with deeply impressed veins and wavy margins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc
    Inventor: Hans A. Hansen
  • Patent number: PP30033
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Sun Mouse’ with leaves that are slightly wavy thick substance and with golden coloration that holds up well through the season. The flowers are dark lavender bells tightly congested just above the foliage on chartreuse scapes with red blushing near base. ‘Sun Mouse’ has excellent vigor with rapid production of divisions, and its compact habit makes it useful in the miniature garden, as edging or front of the landscape border, in containers, as a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Tony Avent
  • Patent number: PP30157
    Abstract: A new, distinct Hosta hybrid plant as shown and described, characterized by a light green RHS color 145 A immature foliage edged in RHS 155 A maturing to RHS color 162 C with age and having leaf edges with streaks of green 146 C and white 155 A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Brent Arpad Horvath
  • Patent number: PP30290
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Hosta named ‘B200’ that is characterized by its variegated foliage with yellow-gold centers in color and green margins with some streaks of green into the centers, its leaf margins that are ruffled, its vigorous growth habit, and its high tolerance to sun scorch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Hendrik Jan van den Top
  • Patent number: PP30303
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Waterslide’ with compact rounded-mound habit of dense bluish-colored, lanceolate foliage having wavy margins, narrowly acute apex and cordate base and are longitudinally folded upward at the midrib. The bluish coloring, coming from thick glaucous covering remains through the flowering season until the end of summer. The plant has lavender flowers densely arranged on bluish-colored stapes just above the foliage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc
    Inventor: Hans A. Hansen
  • Patent number: PP30337
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Hosta named ‘B201’ that is characterized by its leaf petioles and flower stems that are dark red in color, its foliage that is glossy green in color with broad margins that emerge yellow and turn to creamy white in color, its leaves that are thick and strong, its vigorous growth habit and its high resistance to slugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Hendrik Jan van den Top
  • Patent number: PP30748
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Etched Glass’ with compact rounded-mound habit of heavy-substance, cordate foliage having wavy margins, acute apex and cordate base with variegated dark green margins, light yellowish centers and intermediate melded colors between the margin and center. The plant has near white, lightly fragrant flowers densely arranged on chartreuse-colored scapes just above the foliage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc
    Inventor: Hans A. Hansen
  • Patent number: PP30769
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Diamond Lake’ with large rounded-mound habit of dense, cordate foliage of heavy glaucous bluish-colored above and whitish-blue below, retaining the glaucous covering until the end of summer; Leaves have deeply impressed veins with moderate dimpling between the veins and sinuate margins. The plant has lavender flowers densely arranged on arching bluish-colored scapes above the foliage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP30832
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Blue Elf’ with rounded, glaucous, blue-green leaves having a near white underside. The blue-green leaf coloration remains until near the end of the growing season. The flowers are held on tightly congested scapes just above the foliage. ‘Blue Elf’ has excellent dwarf characteristics and is useful in the miniature garden, as edging or front of the landscape border, in containers, as a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP30902
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Age of Gold’ with large, round-mounded habit with foliage of heavy substance, chartreuse to golden color, cordate-shaped with acute to apiculate apices. Flowers are soft pale lavender to near white with buds of light to medium lavender and persistent foliar bracts nearly matching coloration of flower buds and then becoming chartreuse as seeds mature. Scapes are outwardly holding flowers just above foliage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP31215
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta named ‘Wu Hoo’, characterized by its very large sized mounding clump, blue-green leaves with medium green margins. In combination these traits set ‘Wu Hoo’ apart from all other existing varieties of Hosta known to the inventor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Lee Malaguerra, Scott Christopher Smith
  • Patent number: PP31309
    Abstract: Hosta plant named ‘Wu-La-La’ is a new cultivar with vigorous growth rate, large plant stature; large bluish-green leaves with yellow-green margins and light lavender flowers and with matching bracts, suitable as a potted plant and for the garden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP32040
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Dancing with Dragons’ of arching, ovate, strongly glaucous, blue-green leaves having a near white underside and wavy margins. The blue-green leaf coloration remains until near the end of the growing season. The flowers with white tepals having light lavender centers are tightly congested in verticils and individually on scapes above the foliage. ‘Dancing with Dragons’ has excellent compact mounded habit and is useful in the landscape, in containers, as a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP32067
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Royal Crest’ with medium rounded-mound habit of heavy-substance, cordate foliage having slightly wavy margins, acute apex and cordate base with deep green color. The plant has large, white, strongly-fragrant, broadly-faced flowers densely arranged on stiff upright scapes above the foliage beginning in early August.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP32068
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Miss America’ with large, rounded-mound habit of heavy-substance, stiff, variegated foliage. Leaves are shiny, flat, cordate with creamy-white centers and broad, deep green margins and intermediate colors between. Flowers have white margins with pale lavender center stripes on tepal insides and are held on stiff, upright cream-colored stems with about 90 flowers per scape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP32127
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Silly String’ with small, rounded-mound habit of arching, glaucous, blue-green, long thin foliage. Leaves have slight fold and very wavy margins. The plant produces light purple flowers in mid-summer on nearly upright to slightly arching scapes well above the foliage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP32960
    Abstract: A new and unique cultivar of Hosta named Hosta ‘Time Traveler’ with each round, corrugated, chartreuse-yellowish, pointed leaf having a gray green center, white-edged Hosta leaf sown in the middle between the chartreuse-yellowish and the gray green.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Tony Avent
  • Patent number: PP33265
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Voices in the Wind’ of medium-sized, arching, long, lanceolate, bluish-green leaves having wavy creamy-yellow margins with numerous feathering intermediate colors and a narrowly acute curling apex. The flowers are pale lavender with darker lavender veins appearing in mid-July. Prior to flower bud opening, the floral bracts produce a broad, short, light lavender, water-lily effect of compact lanceolate bracts. ‘Voices in the Wind’ is attractive and is useful in the landscape, as a specimen or en masse or as a container plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP33266
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Hope Springs Eternal’ with medium, rounded-mound habit of heavy-substance, stiff, variegated foliage. Leaves are glaucous, broadly ovate with undulate margins, creamy-white margins, bluish-green centers and intermediate colors between. Flowers have pale purple margins with slightly darker veins, held above foliage beginning in early July. The new plant is attractive for landscaping in the garden as a specimen, in mass and as a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP33267
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Time in a Bottle’ of arching, lanceolate, chartreuse leaves having a lustrous underside and moderately wavy margins. The flowers are dark purple and tightly congested on upright to slightly-outwardly dark-reddish scapes above the foliage and typically do not open. ‘Time in a Bottle’ has excellent, small, compact, mounded habit and is useful in the landscape, in containers, as a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP33277
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Party Streamers’ with medium, rounded-mound habit of arching chartreuse foliage. Leaves are long and narrow with wavy margins. Flowering begins in late July through late August with tepals opening wide to show strong violet coloration with darker veins. Seed pods take on purplish-red coloration when developing in high light conditions. The new plant is attractive for landscaping in the garden as a specimen, in mass and as a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP33296
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Trendsetter’ of medium-sized, arching, long, ovate, medium-green leaves having wavy, yellow, jagged margins with numerous feathering intermediate colors and a narrowly acute curling apex. The flowers are pale lavender beginning in mid-June. ‘Trendsetter’ is attractive and is useful in the landscape, as a specimen or en masse or as a container plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP33297
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Tears in Heaven’ with an arching, rounded-mound habit of dense, cordate foliage of heavy glaucous bluish-colored above and whitish-blue below, retaining the glaucous covering until the end of summer. Long lanceolate leaves with sharply pointed apices and tapered base have intensely undulate margins and the lateral edges are folded upwardly veins with moderate dimpling between the veins and sinuate margins. The plant has pale lavender outer tepals with the tepals inside distinctly striped in the middle of the tepals with a darker lavender and white on the margins. The new plant is attractive and useful in landscaping as a specimen, in mass, or as a containerized plant by itself or in combination with other plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP33317
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Wind beneath My Wings’ with large rounded-mound habit of dense, lanceolate foliage of heavy glaucous bluish-colored above and whitish-blue below, retaining the glaucous covering until the end of summer. Long lanceolate leaves with sharply pointed apices and cordate base have undulate margins and the slightly impressed veins with moderate dimpling between the veins and sinuate margins. The plant has flowers in August with pale lavender outer tepals with the tepals inside distinctly striped in the middle of the tepals with a darker lavender and white on the margins. The new plant is attractive and useful in landscaping as a specimen, in mass, or as a containerized plant by itself or in combination with other plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP33318
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Drop-dead Gorgeous’ of very large, arching, long, ovate, green leaves having wavy yellow margins. The flowers are white with light lavender veins and blushing. Prior to flower bud opening, the floral bracts produce a broad, short, light lavender, water-lily effect of compact lanceolate bracts. ‘Drop-dead Gorgeous’ has excellent very large mounded habit and is useful in the landscape, as a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP33468
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Sister Act’ of low spreading mound of dense variegated foliage with wide green margins, chartreuse centers and jutting sections of the margins shooting into the center and from the center shooting into the margins. The flowers are near white, with greenish bracts below, on scapes just above the foliage. ‘Sister Act’ is useful in the landscape as a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Chris Wilhoite, Cynthia Miller
  • Patent number: PP34224
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Love Story’ producing medium-sized low mounds of basal, broadly lanceolate, leaves with long narrowly acute apices, cordate bases and slightly wavy margins. The leaves are variegated having dark green margins and pale-yellow centers with intermediate color separation between the margin and center of variably large segments of several shades of chartreuse. The medium-sized leaves have a matte upper surface and glaucous underside. The campanulate flowers are pale lavender with white edges appearing beginning in mid-June. Each flower is attractively subtended by a floral bract that mimic the leaf variegation making the scape showy for long periods. ‘Love Story’ is useful in the landscape, as a container plant, a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP34225
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Silver Bullet’ producing small-sized rounded mounds of dense, basal, cordate to nearly rounded, flat, leaves with broadly acute to rounded apices, cordate bases and slightly impressed veins. The leaves are highly-glaucous intense bluish-green and hold their color through the season. The campanulate flowers are pale lavender striped opening just above the foliage beginning in early July for about two weeks. ‘Silver Bullet’ is useful in the landscape, as a container plant, a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP34284
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Seasons in the Sun’ producing medium-sized rounded mounds of basal, cordate to nearly rounded, leaves with mucronulate apices, cordate bases and slightly wavy margins. The leaves are chartreuse beginning in spring and become a light yellow with sufficient sunlight as the season progresses. The campanulate flowers are near white with light lavender center stripes and are held just above the foliage beginning in early July. ‘Seasons in the Sun’ is useful in the landscape, as a container plant, a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP34285
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘When I Dream’ producing large-sized rounded mounds of basal, cordate, leaves with acute apices, cordate bases and slightly wavy margins. The leaves are variegated having deep green margins and centers that begin the season chartreuse and become lutescent as the season progresses with intermediate color separation between the margin and center of variably large segments of several shades of chartreuse. The campanulate flowers are near white with light lavender just above the foliage beginning in mid-June. ‘When I Dream’ is useful in the landscape, as a container plant, a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP34312
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Emperor's New Clothes’ with large-sized, rounded-mound habit of large ovate to nearly cordate foliage. Leaves begin the season with a yellowish-green with dark-green speckles, patches and streaks and mature to a minty green from tiny speckling on a white background, with patches and streaks of dark-green. The plant produces pale purple flared campanulate flowers on upright scapes well above the foliage beginning in mid-June and continuing for about four weeks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP34269
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Wild Imagination’ with medium-sized, rounded-mound habit of glaucous, bluish-green, long thin foliage. Leaves have are twisted distally and very wavy margins. The plant produces light purple flared campanulate flowers on numerous upright scapes well above the foliage beginning in late July and continuing for about five weeks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP34341
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Above the Clouds’ producing medium mounds of highly-glaucous, bluish, nearly-rounded to broadly ovate leaves of strongly glaucous bluish color. The flowers are white with light lavender centers and pale lavender backs. Flowers are subtended by floral bracts of a closely matching color making the whole scape more effective. ‘Above the Clouds’ is useful in the landscape, as a container plant, a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen