Hosta jonesii

Hosta jonesii (M.G. Chung 1989)

Subgenus Schmid Giboshi Zonneveld Bryocles
Section Schmid Tardanthae Zonneveld Lamellatae
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").
Leaf Petiole 5–13 cm  (2–5"), slightly winged, erect, green with purple dots.
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.
Inflorescense 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.
Pistil: Projecting.
Anthers purple.
Blooming Time August
Fertility Fertile
Growing conditions  
Suitable for containers  
Special remarks  
In Hosta Mill Collection No
Sports None known
Progeny None known