Hosta takahashii (Y. Araki 1942)
|Hosta Library species file||Hosta takahashii|
|Origin||Japan, central Japan, border region between Shiga Prefecture and Gifu Prefecture, in the general area of Mount Ibuki. See Map.|
|Habitat||The shaded slopes of Mount Ibuki.|
|Japanese name||Shihizo Giboshi = Shihizo's hosta, after Takahashi Shihizo, a Japanese hosta collector.|
|Plant||50–65 cm diameter x 30 cm high (20–26 x 12").|
Petiole 17.5–25 cm (7–10"), slightly winged, erect, green
with purple-dotted at the base, lighter above.
Leaf 12.5–20 cm x 10–17 cm wide (5–8 x 4–6.7"), erect, broadly ovate, petiole transition truncate, cordate, slightly undulate, wavy in the margin, smooth, shiny light, elm green above, glossy lighter green below, tip acuminate.
5–8 pairs of veins, sunken above, very projected, smooth below.
Scape 65–80 cm long (26–32"), erect, green, purplish red
dotted at the base.
Sterile bracts 3(5), clasping the stem; fertile bracts, navicular, long, thick, grooved, green, persisting, not withering at anthesis.
Raceme 30 cm (12"), 15–30 flowers.
Flowers 3.5–4.5 cm long x 3–4 cm broad (1.5–2 x 1.25–1.50"), purple-violet, perianth expanding, in the central part slightly dilated bell-shaped, lobes spreading, half open, short pedicels, projecting stamens.
Anthers densely purple-dotted.
Seed pods light green, purple-dotted.
|Suitable for containers|
|In Hosta Mill Collection||H. takahashii 'Gosan' (W.G. Schmid)|