Hosta crassifolia

Hosta crassifolia (Y. Araki 1943)

Subgenus Schmid Giboshi Zonneveld  
Section Schmid Helipteroides Zonneveld  
Hosta Library species file Hosta crassifolia
Origin Japan, Mount Ibuki in Shiga Prefecture.  See Map.
Habitat In rocky woods, alpine meadows and river valleys.
Japanese name Atsuba Giboshi = thick leaf hosta
Plant 50–65 cm diameter x 30 cm high (20–26 x 12").
Leaf Leaf to 25 cm long x 14 cm wide ( 10.0 x 5.5"), thick substance, oblong-ovate, petiole transition decurrent to the petiole, sometimes slightly undulate, shiny to glossy dark green above, glossy lighter green below, tip acute-mucronulate.
8-12 pairs of veins, sunken above, projected below.
Inflorescense Scape 65–80 cm long (26–32"), erect, green.
Fertile bracts, navicular, long, thick, green, persisting, not withering at anthesis.
Raceme 30 cm (12"), 15–30 flowers.
Flowers 3.5–4.5 cm long and 3–4 cm broad (1.5–2 x 1.25–1.50"), white; perianth expanding, in the central part slightly dilated bell-shaped, lobes spreading, half open, not flaring as much as H. montana; short pedicels, projecting stamens.
Blooming Time June
Fertility Fertile
Growing conditions  
Suitable for containers  
Special remarks Rarely seen in horticulture.
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