Hosta crassifolia (Y. Araki 1943)
|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 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
8-12 pairs of veins, sunken above, projected below.
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.
|Suitable for containers|
|Special remarks||Rarely seen in horticulture.|
|In Hosta Mill Collection||No|