Hosta pachyscapa (F. Maekawa/AHS 1993)
|Hosta Library species file||Hosta pachyscapa|
|Origin||Japan, Shiga Prefecture, western Shizuoka Prefecture and eastern part of Shizuoka prefecture. See Map.|
|Habitat||Inhabiting open valleys, river banks and forest margins|
|Japanese name||Benkei Giboshi = strong man hosta, referring to the thick scapes.|
|Plant||65–90 cm diameter x 50 cm high (26–36 x 20").|
Petiole 20–30 cm (8–12"), erect, green, lightly
purple-dotted at base.
Leaf 12.5–20 cm x 7.5–15 cm wide (5–8 x 3–6"), spreading horizontally, entire, ovate-elliptical to ovate, truncate and contracted at base, generally flat surface, but slightly undulate in the margin, shiny medium green, lighter green below, tip acuminate.
7–8 pairs of veins, slightly sunken above, smooth below.
Scape 70–125 cm long (28–50"), to 1.2 cm (0.5") diameter,
rising upwards, but leaning, purple-dotted at base and at
tip, later bending under weight of wet flowers and seed.
Sterile bracts, several large, leaf-like; fertile bracts, navicular, imbricate, green with purple margins, persistent.
Raceme 30–50 flowers, evenly spaced, but densely arranged along the raceme.
Flowers 4.5 cm long and 3.5 cm broad (2 x 1.50"), tepals very pale purple-violet, gradually expanding, lobes expanding, angled to axis of perianth, stamens exceeding the perianth.
|Suitable for containers|
|In Hosta Mill Collection||Yes|