Hosta Patents (Class PLT/353)
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 20120117698
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant characterized by very dark maroon petioles with maroon leaf bases, thick, glossy, dark green leaves, camptodrome venation, a vigorous, clumping habit, on a medium size plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Gary J. Gossett
  • Publication number: 20120117699
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant characterized by the combination of creamy white-centered foliage with green margins and strong red petioles and flower stalks. In the spring the red of the petioles shows up in the base of the leaf as well. Hosta ‘Raspberry Sundae’ has a compact habit and attractive violet flowers in late summer into fall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Harini Korlipara, Gary J. Gossett
  • Publication number: 20110265231
    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: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: HEEMSKERK VASTE PLANTEN
    Inventor: Danny Van Eechaute
  • Publication number: 20110035853
    Abstract: A distinct mutation selection of Hosta ‘Edge of Night’ (not patented) named Hosta ‘Foxfire Night Skye’ exhibiting dark green leaves with a wide creamy margin, striking contrast and vigorous growth rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Stephen John Schulte
  • Publication number: 20110010813
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Hosta named ‘Foxfire Palm Sunday’, that is characterized by an intense, rubbery leaf texture, wide yellow/chartreuse leaf margins and unique, green center leaf pattern of irregular multi-lobular ‘palmate’ shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Stephen John Schulte
  • Patent number: PP17441
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Hosta named ‘American Icon’, a sport of Hosta Choo Choo Train, that is characterized by its unique variegated foliage with green centers and yellow-green margins comprising about one third of the leaf area. ‘American Icon’ has a mounded plant habit of large broad leaves, a vigorous growth rate, and pale lavender flowers held above the foliage in early to mid summer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Shady Oaks Nursery LLC
    Inventor: Hans Andrew Hansen
  • Patent number: PP17524
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta plant named ‘Magic Fire’, characterized by its relatively compact plant habit; green and pale yellow variegated leaf color; and light lavender-colored flowers that are positioned above the foliage on strong and erect scapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Inventor: Hendrik Jan van den Top
  • Patent number: PP17644
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Hosta named ‘Forest Fire’, a sport of Hosta ‘Sagae’, that is characterized by its variegated foliage having cordate-shaped leaves with glaucous green centers and margins that emerge yellow-green and turn creamy white as the leaf matures. A combination of new leaves and mature leaves results in a two-toned effect. The margins of ‘Forest Fire’ comprise about one fourth of the leaf area. ‘Forest Fire’ is a medium-large sized Hosta with an upright, mounded habit, and pale lavender flowers that are held above the foliage in mid summer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Inventors: John K. Clifford, Ken J. Clifford
  • Patent number: PP18061
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta named ‘Stitch in Time’, characterized by its wide yellow colored leaf margins and its unique gathering and stitching where the yellow leaf margin tissue meets the dark green center tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Inventor: Robert A. Mortko
  • Patent number: PP18318
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Pineapple Punch’, characterized by narrow pointed leaves having creamy yellow margins, and a deep green center, that displays a arching habit, and light lavender flowers held above the foliage on thick gray-green scapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Amy Bergeron
  • Patent number: PP18371
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Beckoning’ characterized by heat-shaped, large-sized, leaves with blue-green margins, yellowish leaf centers, tall vertical flower scapes with many near white flowers held nicely above foliage, suitable for landscape, potted culture, or cut flower arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Timothy Saville
  • Patent number: PP18466
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Paradise Power’ characterized by heart-shaped, large-sized, leaves with green margins, viridescent light yellowish leaf centers, vertical flower scapes well above foliage with numerous light lavender flowers, suitable for landscape, potted culture, or cut flower arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Clarence Falstad
  • Patent number: PP19003
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta plant named ‘Great Escape’, characterized by its broadly spreading foliage with upright flower scapes; green and white variegated foliage; violet-colored flowers that are positioned above the foliage on strong scapes; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Witteman & Co.
    Inventor: Hendrik Jan van den Top
  • Patent number: PP19507
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta plant named ‘Secret Ambition’, characterized by its broadly spreading foliage with upright flower scapes; green and light green variegated foliage; light violet to white-colored flowers that are positioned above the foliage on strong scapes; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Inventor: Hendrik Jan van den Top
  • Patent number: PP19508
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta plant named ‘Fragrant Queen’, characterized by its broadly spreading foliage with upright flower scapes; green and pale yellow variegated foliage; fragrant pale violet to white-colored flowers that are positioned above the foliage on strong scapes; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Inventor: Hendrik Jan van den Top
  • Patent number: PP19539
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Little Jay’ characterized by lance-leafed, dwarfsized, leaves with blue green margins, light yellow to creamy leaf centers, vertical flower scapes with light purple flowers, suitable for landscape, potted culture, or cut flower arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Inventor: Hendrik Jan van den Top
  • Patent number: PP19565
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta plant named ‘Singing in the Rain’, characterized by leaves having creamy yellow to creamy white margins and a deep green center, with lavender flowers held nicely above foliage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Clarence H. Falstad
  • Patent number: PP19623
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Blue Ivory’ characterized by elliptic to cordate leaves having wide light creamy-colored margins and blue-green centers, vertical flower scapes with medium lavender flowers above foliage, suitable for landscape, potted culture, or cut flower arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignees: Lucas Klinkhamer, Walters Gardens Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Meyer
  • Patent number: PP19647
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Hosta named ‘Roy Klehm’, a chemically induced chimeral mutation of Hosta ‘Summer Serenade’, that is characterized by its unique variegated foliage with bright yellow-green centers and wide deep green margins comprising about one half of the leaf area. ‘Roy Klehm’ has an upright plant habit with leaves held horizontal on upright petioles and near white flowers held on erect flower scapes that arise above the foliage in mid summer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Shady Oaks Nursery, LLC
    Inventor: Hans Andrew Hansen
  • Patent number: PP19674
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Shady Oaks Nursery, LLC
    Inventor: Hans Andrew Hansen
  • Patent number: PP19818
    Abstract: A new Hosta plant particularly distinguished by green, ovate leaves flushed with greyed-green and having a wide, yellow leaf margin, a broad inverted triangle plant shape, moderate to high vigor, and purple to violet flowers is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Inventor: Hendrik Jan Van Den Top
  • Patent number: PP19835
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Shady Oaks Nursery LLC
    Inventor: Hans Andrew Hansen
  • Patent number: PP20612
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of ornamental Hosta plant named ‘Clovelly’ with heavily sinuate green leaves, deeply impressed veins, light lavender flowers well above foliage and matching bracts, suitable as a potted plant, for the garden, and for cut flower arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventor: Kent A. Terpening
  • Patent number: PP20774
    Abstract: Hosta plant named ‘Empress Wu’ is a new cultivar with very large green leaves, gigantic plant stature in the landscape, light lavender flowers and large matching bracts producing a water lily effect, suitable as a potted plant, for the garden, and for cut flower arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Inventor: Brian Skaggs
  • Patent number: PP20798
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Hosta named ‘Paradise Island’, a sport of Hosta ‘Fire Island’, that is characterized by its unique variegated foliage with bright yellow to yellow- centers and dark green margins, its red petioles and red markings extending into the leaf blade and its lavender flowers present in early to mid summer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Inventor: Marco Fransen
  • Patent number: PP20862
    Abstract: A new cultivar of hybrid Hosta named ‘Cat and Mouse’, characterized by its miniature plant size, its mounded plant habit, its round, glaucous leaves that are variegated with yellow-green center with blue-green margins in spring with the centers turning brighter and the margins turning greener in summer and its white flowers striped with lavender emerging in early summer on erect flower scapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Shady Oaks Nursery, LLC
    Inventor: Hans Andrew Hansen
  • Patent number: PP21209
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta plant named ‘Tropical Dancer’, characterized by its broadly spreading foliage with upright flower scapes, widely-margined light yellow and green variegated foliage, violet-colored flowers that are positioned above the foliage on strong scapes, and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Hendrik Jan Van Den Top
  • Patent number: PP21210
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta plant named ‘Little Treasure’, characterized by its broadly spreading foliage with upright flower scapes, widely-margined green and light yellow variegated foliage, violet-colored flowers that are positioned above the foliage on strong scapes, and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Hendrik Jan Van Den Top
  • Patent number: PP21624
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta plant named ‘Justine’, characterized by its outwardly spreading foliage with upright flower scapes; dark green and light green variegated foliage; light violet-colored flowers that are positioned above the foliage on strong scapes; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: Hendrik Jan van den Top
  • Patent number: PP21730
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant cultivar is disclosed, characterized by a better performance in the sun than other Hosta varieties known to the inventor; large, oval-shaped leaves; very low cold requirements and bright green leaves with wide, creamy yellow-white margins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Bernard Chodyla
  • Patent number: PP22342
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Alakazaam’ characterized by compact short habit with predominantly horizontal lance-shaped leaves of, apple-green with rippled pie-crust margins of yellow to creamy white and lavender flowers beginning in mid July, effective for three weeks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Ronald A. Livingston
  • Patent number: PP22384
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta plant named ‘Orange Star’, characterized by its outwardly spreading foliage with upright flower scapes; thick dark green and pale yellow to white variegated leaves; light violet to white-colored flowers that are positioned above the foliar plane on strong scapes; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Hendrik Jan van den Top
  • Patent number: PP22413
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Seducer’ characterized by cordate leaves having variegated leaf margins of yellowish green, leaf centers of bluish dark green center and developing an irregular thin creamy white intermediate bolt between the margin and center, with near white flowers and light lavender buds on strong erect scapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Stuart Asch
  • Patent number: PP22611
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta plant named ‘Dancing Stars’, characterized by thick substance leaves having creamy yellow to creamy white centers and a deep green margins, with lavender flowers held nicely above foliage on upright cream-colored scapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc
    Inventor: Mary E. Zwagerman
  • Patent number: PP22627
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant characterized by large, glaucous, blue green leaves with dark petioles and leaf bases. In the spring the leaves are dark purple tinted on top. Hosta ‘Aquamarine’ has violet flowers in late summer into fall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary J. Gossett
  • Patent number: PP22685
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant characterized by the combination of creamy white-centered foliage with green margins and strong red petioles and flower stalks. In the spring the red of the petioles shows up in the base of the leaf as well. Hosta ‘Raspberry Sundae’ has a compact habit and attractive violet flowers in late summer into fall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
    Inventors: Harini Korlipara, Gary J. Gossett
  • Patent number: PP22725
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant characterized by very dark maroon petioles with maroon leaf bases, thick, glossy, dark green leaves, camptodrome venation, a vigorous, clumping habit, on a medium size plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary J. Gossett
  • 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