Hosta clavata (F. Maekawa 1938) = H. 'Clavata'
|Hosta Library species file||Hosta clavata|
|Origin||Japan, Urawa City in western Tokyo Prefecture; Mount Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture. See Map.|
|Habitat||Mountain-dwelling species, found in moist high alpine meadows and marshy areas at lower elevations.|
|Japanese name||Mushashi(no) Giboshi = Hosta from Mushashi|
|Plant||30 cm diameter x 20 cm high (12 x 8").|
Petiole 10 cm (4"), green with no purple dots at the base.
Leaf 10–15 cm x 6.3-8.7 cm (4–6" x 2.5–3.5"), erect and in line with petiole, spreading, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, petiole transition gradual, narrowing, decurrent, acuminate tip, slightly undulate, wavy in the margin, smooth, dull dark green above, glossy lighter green below.
3–4 (5) pairs of veins, lightly impressed above, smooth below.
Scape 40–55 cm (16–22"), straight and erect, not bending,
light green, no purple marks.
Sterile bracts 2–3, green, sometimes very light to whitish green, clasping stem initially then unfolding, boat-shaped, persistent; fertile bracts short, navicular, thin, membranous, green, withering at anthesis, but not falling away.
Raceme long, 10–24 flowers, spaced evenly on long raceme.
Flowers in bud very clavate, blunt, 4 cm long x 3 cm broad (1.5 x 1.25"), white, shiny, very lightly purple suffused in the middle of the lobe, or white entirely, gradually expanding, lily-shaped, outer tepals oblong, inner tepals shorter and blunt/abruptly acute, tepal color very light purple on white, 3 distinct, darker stripes, expanding.
Anthers yellow with purple margins.
|Suitable for containers|
Very few authentic specimens are found in cultivation. Most
of the plants grown under this name are mislabeled ones.
|In Hosta Mill Collection||No|