Hosta capitata ((G. Koidzumi) T. Nakai 1930)
|Hosta Library species file||Hosta capitata|
|Origin||Korea, throughout South Korea, more populations in the western part of South Korea. See Map.|
|Habitat||Mostly in pine-oak understory.|
|Japanese name||Iya Giboshi = the hosta from the Iya District|
|Plant||35–40 cm diameter x 25 cm high (14–18" x 10").|
Petiole 20 cm (8") long, ascending in an arch, slender,
narrowly open, purple-dotted, dark basal section, lighter to
10–12 cm x 5.5–8.5 cm (4–5 x 2–3.5"), ovate-cordate, with ruffled, piecrust, undulate, upturned margin, elsewhere surface flat, dull, dark yellowish green, some forms darker green, lighter below, opaque.
7–9 pairs of veins, sunken above, papillose below.
Scape 60–70 cm (24–28"), distinct ridges along scape axis,
Fertile bracts navicular, grooved, thick, green or whitish green, tinted purple before anthesis, imbricated even during flowering and nearly equal in size, persisting but withering, developed unopened flower head very globular, 2–4 sterile bracts.
Raceme short, 15 cm (6"), compactly clustered, 8–14 flowers.
Flowers 4.5–5 cm x 2.5 cm (2 x 1"), in horizontal position on strong pedicels, dark purple veins on a lighter colored background, perianth pale purple-violet, bell-shaped.
Anthers bi-color, yellowish.
|Fertility||Fertile, but not often used in crosses.|
|Growing conditions||Easy garden plant|
|Suitable for containers||Yes|
|In Hosta Mill Collection||Yes|