Hosta rohdeifolia f. viridis (F. Maekawa 1940)
|Hosta Library species file||Hosta rohdeifolia f. viridis|
|Origin||Japan, southeastern part of Kyoto Prefecture. See Map.|
|Habitat||Wet bottom lands and seepage areas on mountain slopes.|
|Japanese name||Aoba Omoto Giboshi = Hosta resembling the leaf of the of Rohdea japonica|
|Plant||30–40 cm diameter x 35–40 cm high (12–16 x 14–16").|
Petiole 12.5–25 cm long (5–10"), medium green, first erect,
then leaning. Leaf 12.5–15 cm x 5 cm wide (5–6 x 2"), erect
and in line with petiole, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate,
some leaves broadened in the upper part, petiole transition
discernable, angled, sub-obtuse tip, ±arching mid-rib, flat
margins, some slightly convolute, medium green with moderate
sheen above, shiny below.
4-6 pairs of veins, impressed above, projected, smooth below.
Scape 75–120 cm long (30–48"), straight and erect, not
bending, light green, no purple marks.
Sterile bracts 3–6, convolutedly clasping stem, green, persistent; fertile bracts, short, navicular, thin, membranous, green, withering at anthesis, but not falling away.
Raceme 6–15 flowers, widely spaced.
Flowers abruptly nodding, 5 cm long and 3.5 cm broad (2 x 1.50"); purple-striped inside, thin, narrow tube, perianth expanding, lily-shaped, tepals spreading, recurving, very short pedicels, stamens shorter than the perianth, style projecting.
Anthers white posterior, purple sides and anterior.
|Suitable for containers|
|Special remarks||Rarely seen in collections.|
|In Hosta Mill Collection||No|