Hosta tibae (F. Maekawa 1984/AHS 1993)
|Hosta Library species file||Hosta tibae|
|Origin||Japan, Kyushu, Nagasaki Peninsula. See Map.|
|Habitat||grows abundantly and covers large, wooded areas.|
|Japanese name||Nagasaki Giboshi|
|Plant||45–55 cm diameter x 30 cm high (18–22 x 12").|
Petiole 17.5–25 cm (7–10"), erect, green, purple-spotted at
Leaf 17.5–22.5 cm x 10–12.5 cm wide (7–9 x 4–5"), erect and in line with petiole, ovate to ovate-cordate, petiole transition broadly narrowed, tapering, tip acuminate, slightly undulate, wavy in the margin, erect, rigid, smooth, shiny light green above, glossy lighter green, glabrous below.
6–8 pairs of veins, sunken above, very projected, smooth, below.
Scape 50–60 cm long (20–24"), straight, erect, perpendicular
to the ground, 3–6 branches per main scape with 5–12 flowers
per branch, purple-dotted lower third.
Fertile bracts short, navicular, grooved, membranous, green, withering at anthesis, but not falling away.
Raceme several side branches, each with a raceme, central one long, lateral ones short, average to 80 flowers per scape, 25–30 on main raceme, the remainder on lateral racemes.
Flowers 5 cm long and 3.5 cm broad (2 x 1.25"), purple-violet, perianth expanding, funnel-shaped, in the central part slightly dilated bell-shaped, tepals spreading, short pedicels, projecting stamen.
|Suitable for containers|
|In Hosta Mill Collection||Yes|