Hosta cathayana (Nakai ex F. Maekawa) = H. 'Cathayana'
|Hosta Library species file||Hosta 'Cathayana'|
Japan, in the vicinity of Muko City, southern Kyoto Prefecture; Sandanyko, Hiroshima Prefecture. See Map.
China (most probably incorrect). See Map.
|Habitat||Most likely similar to that of H. tardiva|
|Japanese name||Akikaze Giboshi = The Autumn Wind Hosta|
|Korean name||Hae-in-bi-bi-chu = Hosta tardiva|
|Plant||30–45 cm diameter x 25 cm high (12–18" x 10"), vase-shaped.|
Petiole 15–20 cm (6"–8"), erect, green, purple-spotted at
Leaf 10–12.5 x 5–6.5 cm (4–5" x 2–2.5"), erect, decurrent to the petiole, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate tip, slightly undulate, wavy in the margin, rigid, smooth, glossy green above, glossy lighter green below.
5–6 pairs of veins, sunken above, very projected, smooth, below.
Scape 35–60 cm (14–24"), straight and erect, ±perpendicular
to the ground, green, purplish red dotted lower third.
Fertile bracts short, navicular, grooved, thin, membranous, green, persisting after anthesis.
Raceme long, 20–25 cm (8–10"), 10–20 flowers.
Flowers 4–4.5 cm long, 4 cm broad (1.5–2" x 1.5"), purple-violet, perianth expanding, funnel-shaped, in the central part slightly dilated bell-shaped, tepals, spreading rapidly, recurving, widely open, blunt, short pedicels, projecting stamen.
|Growing conditions||Easy garden plant.|
|Suitable for containers||Yes.|
Considered to be a phenotypical variant of H. tardiva.
Often H. 'Lancifolia' is mislabeled H. 'Cathayana'. H. 'Cathayana' however has smaller, glossy leaves, shorter petioles persistent bracts. It blooms later and is fertile.
|In Hosta Mill Collection||No|