Hosta jonesii (M.G. Chung 1989)
|Hosta Library species file||Hosta jonesii|
|Origin||Korea, a number of islands along the southwestern coast. See Map.|
|Habitat||Among rocky and humus soil on south-facing slopes at 250 m, shady pine-oak forests near the ocean.|
|Japanese name||Jonesii Giboshi|
|Korean name||Da-do-hae-bi-bi-chu = Hosta of several islands|
|Plant||45 cm diameter x 20 cm high (18 x 8").|
Petiole 5–13 cm (2–5"), slightly winged, erect, green with
Leaf 10–20 cm long x 5–10 cm wide (4–8 x 2–4"), elliptic-ovate to narrowly ovate, obtuse tip, flat, smooth, dull green above, glossy lighter green below, decurrent to petiole.
5–7 pairs of veins, not sunken above, slightly projected, smooth below.
Scape 30–60 cm long (12–24"), erect, straight to slightly
obliquely ascending, green, purplish red dotted at base.
Sterile bracts, 2–3, clasping the stem; fertile bracts,
navicular, lanceolate, thick, green, persisting, not
withering at anthesis.
Raceme long, 25–30 cm (10–12"), loosely arranged, to 20 flowers, in some forms branched, 2–8 flowers per branch.
Flowers 4–5 cm long and 2.5 cm broad (1.5–2 x 1"), nearly purple, white nerves inside, whitish narrow tube, perianth expanding, in the central part dilated bell-shaped, lobes spreading but not recurving.
Pedicels: obliquely ascending, 4–8mm (0.15–0.35") whitish green, purple-dotted, shorter than bracts;
Stamens: Equal or slightly longer than perianth.
|Suitable for containers|
|In Hosta Mill Collection||No|