Hosta Patents (Class PLT/353)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20160198607
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta named ‘Ambrosia, characterized by its large sized mounding clump, blue leaf margin with a light yellow center, the presence of a heavy glaucous wax over the entire leaf surface, vigorous growth rate, and pale lavender fragrant flowers. In combination these traits set ‘Ambrosia’ apart from all other existing varieties of Hosta known to the inventor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventor: Robert M. Solberg
  • Publication number: 20140298553
    Abstract: Hosta plant named ‘June Spirit’ with cordate, heavy-substanced, shiny leaves having medium-wide deep-green margins and yellow-green centers. Flowers are medium lavender held attractively above the foliage on small-sized plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Susan Lichacz
  • Publication number: 20130019363
    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 near variety is a Hosta, typically used for outdoor ornamental purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Marco Fransen
  • Publication number: 20130019361
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta cultivar named ‘Hands Up’ is disclosed, characterized by a distinctive upright plant habit, large flowers, vigorous plant habit and strong foliage, with good resistance to environmental stressors. The near variety is a Hosta, typically used for outdoor ornamental purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Marco Fransen
  • Publication number: 20130019364
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta cultivar named ‘Forbidden Fruit’ is disclosed, characterized by distinctive large, bright foliage with a green margin, vigorous plant habit and strong foliage, with good resistance to environmental stressors and large flowers. The near variety is a Hosta, typically used for outdoor ornamental purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Marco Fransen
  • Publication number: 20130019362
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta cultivar named ‘Volcano Island’ is disclosed, characterized by distinctive large, bright foliage with a green margin, vigorous plant habit and strong foliage, with good resistance to environmental stressors. The near variety is a Hosta, typically used for outdoor ornamental purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Marco Fransen
  • Patent number: PP22789
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta plant named ‘Secret Treasure’, characterized by its outwardly spreading foliage with upright flower scapes; dark green and white variegated leaves; purple-colored flowers that are positioned above the foliar plane on strong scapes; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Hendrik Jan van den Top
  • Patent number: PP23081
    Abstract: Hosta plant named ‘Goodness Gracious’ is a new cultivar with ovate leaves with wide yellow margins and dark green centers, light lavender flowers suitable as a potted plant, for the garden, and for cut flower or leaf arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Susan Lichacz
  • Patent number: PP23224
    Abstract: Hosta plant named ‘Autumn Frost’ with cordate leaves having blue-green centers and wide yellow margins that develop into a creamy yellow to cream margins. Flowers are medium lavender on medium-sized plant held attractively above the foliage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Susan Lichacz
  • Patent number: PP23565
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Wheee!’ characterized by light lavender flowers on strong erect scapes over broadly horizontal mounds of intensely-sinuate elliptic leaves having yellow margins, leaf blade centers of light green. Hosta ‘Wheee!’ emerges in the spring with distinct, broad, intensely-sinuate bracts or intermediate leaves partially clasping and surrounding emerging shoots, petioles and expanding leaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: William J. Meyer
  • Patent number: PP23587
    Abstract: A new and unique Hosta plant named ‘American Hero’ characterized by compact plant habit and stiff, upright, heavily-substanced, twisted, variegated leaves with dark green margins and creamy centers. The leaf veins have an irregular and unusual fusing, a puckering or corrugation especially between the leaf margin and center and the creamy centers have an irregular green flecking. Flowering lasts for about 3 to 4 weeks beginning in mid-July with numerous light-lavender upward-facing flowers on cream-colored scapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc.
    Inventor: Amy Bergeron
  • Patent number: PP23598
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Hudson Bay’, characterized by medium plant size with good growth rate, rounded leaves having very wide blue-green margins, and leaf center that develops to near white center later in season, The near white flowers are held just above the foliage on thick light green-colored scapes in early summer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc.
    Inventor: Linda C. Velderman
  • Patent number: PP23665
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Rhino Hide’ characterized by nearly rounded leaves having thick substance, and variegation of wide bluish-green margins and golden chartreuse centers. The new plant has demonstrated slug resistance beyond any other tested cultivars and also avoidance of late spring frosts. It is able to tolerate full-sun conditions without burning of leaves. Hosta ‘Rhino Hide’ produces early season near white flowers above the foliage and is suitable for garden landscape, potted culture, or cut flower and foliage arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Donald A Rawson
  • Patent number: PP23709
    Abstract: Hosta plant named ‘Pocketful of Sunshine’ is a new cultivar with rounded, thick, coriaceous leaves having yellow centers and very broad dark green margins and that become cupped in maturity. The habit is compact and dense with rapid growth rate and light lavender flowers are held attractively above foliage suitable as a potted plant, for the garden, and for cut flower or leaf arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Amy Bergeron
  • Patent number: PP23770
    Abstract: A new Hosta plant named ‘Color Festival’ particularly distinguished by fluorescent yellow-green streaks between the dark green margins and a light yellow-green central blotch in immature leaves and a yellow central blotch in mature leaves, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Heemskerk Vaste Planten
    Inventor: Danny Van Eechaute
  • Patent number: PP23989
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta cultivar named ‘Hands Up’ is disclosed, characterized by a distinctive upright plant habit, large flowers, vigorous plant habit and strong foliage, with good resistance to environmental stressors. The near variety is a Hosta, typically used for outdoor ornamental purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Vernooij V.O.F.
    Inventor: Marco Fransen
  • Patent number: PP24001
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta cultivar named ‘Forbidden Fruit’ is disclosed, characterized by distinctive large, bright foliage with a green margin, 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Vernooij V.O.F.
    Inventor: Marco Fransen
  • Patent number: PP24008
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta cultivar named ‘Volcano Island’ is disclosed, characterized by distinctive large, bright foliage with a green margin, vigorous plant habit and strong foliage, with good resistance to environmental stressors. The new variety is a Hosta, typically used for outdoor ornamental purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Venooij V.O.F.
    Inventor: Marco Fransen
  • Patent number: PP24009
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Vernooij V.O.F
    Inventor: Marco Fransen
  • Patent number: PP24625
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Hosta named ‘ECLIPSE’ that is characterized by upright, clumping habit, early summer white flowers, giant medium blue-green leaves with golden-yellow edges that brighten as the season progresses. In combination these traits set ‘ECLIPSE’ apart from all other existing varieties of Hosta known to the inventor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Donald Dean
  • Patent number: PP25231
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta plant named ‘Bright Star’, characterized by its upright to outwardly spreading foliage with upright flower scapes; thick, dark green and white variegated leaves; light purple-colored flowers that are positioned above the foliar plane on strong scapes; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Hendrik Jan van den Top
  • Patent number: PP25280
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta plant named ‘Sleeping Star’, characterized by its upright to outwardly spreading foliage and mostly upright flower scapes; dark green and creamy white variegated leaves; white to light greyed purple-colored flowers that are positioned above the foliar plane on strong scapes; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Hendrik Jan van den Top
  • Patent number: PP25399
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Sparkler’, characterized by stiff, heavy-substance, thick foliage with conduplicate leaf blades with variegation of white centers and dark green margins and intermediate colors feathered between margin and center. Hosta ‘Sparkler’ flowers with erect cream-colored scapes having upright facing light lavender flowers in mid-July subtended by variegated bracts on a compact plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc
    Inventor: Hannah B. Zwagerman
  • Patent number: PP25593
    Abstract: Hosta plant named ‘June Spirit’ with cordate, heavy-substanced, shiny leaves having medium-wide deep-green margins and yellow-green centers. Flowers are medium lavender held attractively above the foliage on small-sized plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc
    Inventor: Susan Lichacz
  • Patent number: PP25594
    Abstract: The new and distinct Hosta plant named Hosta ‘Bridal Falls’ with cordate leaves having blue-green centers and wide yellow margins that develop into a creamy white to white margins. Flowers are light lavender on large-sized plant held attractively above the variegated foliage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Walters Gardens
    Inventor: Henrik Jan van den Top
  • Patent number: PP25958
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta plant named ‘MonLisa’, characterized by its medium-sized plant with uniformly mounding plant habit; vigorous growth habit; medium bluish green-colored leaves with wide creamy white-colored borders; pale lavender-colored flowers positioned on strong peduncles; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Monrovia Nursery Company
    Inventor: Andres Alamillo
  • Patent number: PP26011
    Abstract: The new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ with small, compact, mound habit, small elliptic to cordate leaves with dark green centers and wide creamy white margins that develop into a white. Numerous purple striped flowers are held attractively above foliage in mid-summer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric M. Sal
  • Patent number: PP26469
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Coast to Coast’ characterized by large, cordate, golden-yellow foliage, light lavender flowers beginning in early July on compact scapes just above foliage and upright habit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventor: Olga Petryszyn
  • Patent number: PP26727
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Royal Wedding’ with foliage having blades of wide variegated creamy-white to near white margins, and dark center with minor intermediate feathering colors. The plant habit is compact and rounded in habit with sweetly fragrant white flowers just above foliage in mid to late summer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Amy J. Bergeron
  • Patent number: PP26743
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Mini Skirt’ with coarsely-sinuate cordate leaf blades having variegation of creamy yellow to creamy white 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Maria M Martinez
  • Patent number: PP26755
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Afterglow’ characterized by upright mounded habit, heart-shaped leaves with broad yellow margins and green leaf centers and light lavender buds opening to pale lavender flowers beginning in late June on arching scapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc
    Inventor: Susan Lichacz
  • Patent number: PP27151
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Island Breeze’ with variegated foliage having a wide green margin and bright yellow centers with red stippling at the base of the leaf blades. The broad purple flowers in mid-summer are held attractively above the foliage of the medium-sized plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc
    Inventor: Hans A. Hansen
  • 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