Hosta yingeri (S.B. Jones 1989)
|Hosta Library species file||Hosta yingeri|
|Origin||Korea, Daeheugsan-do (Taehuksan-do) Island and adjacent islands in the Huksan Islands Group. See Map.|
|Habitat||This species is common, rock-dwelling on shady, northwest-facing talus slopes and cut-over hillsides at elevation 2 to ± 150m (7– 500 feet) above sea level. Its habitat includes pine forests where it shares the habitat primarily with grasses and ferns.|
|Japanese name||Fugire Giboshi|
|Plant||40 cm diameter x 15 cm high (16 x 6").|
Petiole 3–7 cm (1.5–3"), semi-erect, V-shaped, green, some
Leaf 10–15 cm long x 5–7 cm wide (6 x 2.75"), elliptic, rigid, thick and with very heavy substance, very shiny above, medium to dark green, polished light grey-green below, decurrent to the petiole and becoming V-shaped, elongated, tip acuminate.
3–5 (6) pairs of veins, not sunken above, projected, smooth below.
Scape to 65 cm long (25"), straight, smooth, round, erect,
mostly perpendicular to the ground, sometimes bending
Sterile bracts, 1–4, linear-lanceolate, 1–2 cm long x 0.25 cm wide (0.5–1 x 0.1".), navicular, green; fertile bracts, flat, green with papillose apex, to 1.2 cm long x 0.3 cm wide (0.5 x 0.1"); bracts not withering.
Pedicels: Very long, green, purple spotted, slender, horizontal, to 2 cm (1").
Raceme 25–30 cm (10–12") 15–25 flowers.
Flowers 4 cm long x 4 cm broad (1.5 x 1.5"), equally arranged around the stem, held erect in ±horizontal position on strong pedicels, lobes pale purple suffused with slightly darker veins, white throat, funnel-shaped, spider-flowered. Stamens conspicuously exserted, 3 short and 3 long with filaments attached to narrow tube.
Capsules blunt tipped.
|Blooming Time||Late August/September.|
|Suitable for containers|
|In Hosta Mill Collection||Yes|