Hosta takiensis

Hosta takiensis (Y. Araki 1942)

Subgenus Schmid Giboshi Zonneveld  
Section Schmid Picnolepis Zonneveld  
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").
Leaf 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.
Inflorescense 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.
Blooming Time September/October
Fertility Fertile
Growing conditions  
Suitable for containers  
Special remarks Not available in the trade.
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