Hosta gracillima (F. Maekawa 1936/AHS 1993)
|Hosta Library species file||Hosta gracillima|
|Origin||Japan, south coast of Shikoku Island, Kochi Prefecture. See Map.|
|Japanese name||Hime Iwa Giboshi = the small rock hosta|
|Plant||20–24 cm diameter x 7.5–10 cm high (5–7 x 0.75").|
Petiole 3–5 x 0.2 cm wide (1.2–2 x 0.10" wide), semi-erect,
Leaf 2.5–6 x 1.1–2 cm (1–2.5 x 0.50–0.75"), semi-erect, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate tip, undulate, wavy in the margin, rigid, smooth, glossy green above, glossy lighter green below, contracted at the base.
2–3 pairs of veins, sunken above, smooth, below.
Scape 20–25 cm (8–10"), erect, but leaning, green, purplish
red dotted at base.
Fertile bracts short, navicular, awl-shaped, spreading, green, rigid, persisting after anthesis.
Raceme short, few flowers. Flowers 2.5–3.5 cm long, 2.5 cm broad (1–1.5 x 1"), long narrow tube, perianth suddenly broadly funnel-shaped, in the central part very slightly dilated bell-shaped, lobes spreading rapidly, recurving, wide open, blunt, lavender outside, purple-striped inside, short pedicels, slightly projecting stamen.
|Suitable for containers|
|In Hosta Mill Collection||Yes|