Hosta takiensis (Y. Araki 1942)
|Hosta Library species file||Hosta takiensis|
|Origin||Japan, central part of Kyoto Prefecture the east-central part of Hyogo Prefecture. See Map.|
|Habitat||Rocky ground in isolated mountain valleys and on slopes.|
|Japanese name||Taki Giboshi = hosta from the Taki District|
|Plant||35–45 cm diameter x 30 cm high (14–18 x 12").|
Petiole 7.5–12.5 cm (3–5 x 0.25") erect, green,
purple-dotted only lightly at the base.
Leaf 7.5–12.5 cm x 3.5–7.5 cm wide (3–5 x 1.5–3"), erect and in line with petiole, entire, broadly ovate to ovate, petiole transition rounded, erect, moderately textured, smooth, shiny green above, lighter, opaque green below, tip acute.
6–8 pairs of veins, smooth above.
Scape 25–32.5 cm long (10–13"), straight, erect, slightly
purple-dotted at base only, smooth round.
Sterile bracts 2–4, sessile; fertile bracts, navicular, thin, membranous, white or whitish green, purple-tinted, imbricated, persistent, not withering.
Raceme, second, 10–12.5 cm (4–5"), 20–30 flowers, densely arranged.
Flowers outside white, inside suffused pale purple, held erect in horizontal position on long, strong horizontal or slightly ascending purple pedicels, perianth 5 cm (2") long, funnel-shaped, expanding, in the central part dilated bell-shaped, lobes spreading straightly to ± angled to the axis of perianth.
Anthers yellow background uniformly purple-dotted. The anther coloration is not as uniformly dark purple as other species in the H. longipes complex and the possibility of interspecific origin exists.
|Suitable for containers|
|Special remarks||Not available in the trade.|
|In Hosta Mill Collection||No|