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Hosta rectifolia

Hosta (Medium)

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Hosta rectifolia – ​The purple flowers of Hosta rectifolia are among and perhaps the darkest in the large extended hosta family. The broad lance-shaped blades, about 1’ long on leaf stems averaging 8” to 10” are not terribly distinctive unless one stumbles upon the still hard-to-find variegated form which we also carry - just click on "next plant". But H. rectifolia is worth growing for the striking large, dark flowers alone. And the species purple trends darker than that of the variegated form. Each floret clarion calls from 42” tall vertical stems that are nearly black. Plant golden-foliaged plants with lavender or white flowers nearby and boldly contrast the depth of color this plant affords the shade enthusiast. Though we may be anomalous because we actually like hosta flowers we suggest you consider that many bloom seasonally in shade gardens when the spring woodlanders have often passed, the bees and butterflies like them and odd biases coming from snobby places might be quelled. So there. Size: 18 inches x 36 inches, scapes: up to 36 inches.

More About Hosta rectifolia

  • Very Deep Dark Purple Flowers
  • Black Flowering Scapes
  • Size Classification: Medium


18 in


36 in




3 to 8(9)
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Item Description Price  
HOSRECT Hosta rectifolia (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $16.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Hosta rectifolia

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Hummingbirds


  • Dappled Shade
  • Shade


  • Border
  • Woodland
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Accent
  • Massing

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Fertile
  • Woodland
  • Draining


  • Japan

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Hosta

Common Name: Hosta

Hosta. Hosta is a staple for shade gardeners. Hostas prefer open to dappled shade conditions. Early morning or late day sun is generally acceptable. The exception to the rule (and it seems in the plant world there is always at least one exception to the rule!) is Hosta plantaginea which requires more sun for flowering to occur. Hostas can fill a midsummer’s day dream with spikes of lavender, purple and white blossoms, some fragrant. There are growers and collectors who dislike hosta flowers though I find this a curious affectation; I am personally grateful for perennials of easy disposition that so readily bloom, carefree, adorning and lighting the woodland garden during a period that might otherwise be a flowerless void. Flower your garden! Dig in. Have fun. Hostas prefer fertile draining soil with many demonstrating moderate drought tolerance once established. Many of the following are offered as pot-grown divisions of our stock plants. Others are from tissue culture. For Hosta there are several different size charts available that can be found on line with some digging. Of course, some plants straddle these arbitrary determinations. We are using the following classification...

Mature Heights:

Miniature: less than 6 inches

Small: 6 - 12 inches

Medium: 12 - 18 inches

Large: 18 - 24 inches

Very Large: 24+ inches

Please note that if Hosta is purchased in our autumn shipping windows they will arrive cutback and ready for the long winter's nap.