Hosta kikuttii var. yakushimensis
Hosta kikuttii var. yakushimensis (ex: Jonathan Lehrer) – In warmer climates down south this species Hosta from Japan is purportedly a semi-evergreen plant. Leaves are heavy-textured and resplendently dark green. Hosta kikuttii var. yakushimensis is very handsome. Very late season spidery, lavender flowers crowded onto bronze-purple stems arise and open in late September and October for us in northeastern Connecticut. Definitely a collector plant and should be of great interest to southern gardeners. And its lovely very late season floral display should make Hosta kikuttii var. yakushimensis of interest to every gardener with a shady woodland realm in their keep.
More About Hosta kikuttii var. yakushimensis
- Size Classification: Medium
Zone:(3?)4 to 9
What is my hardiness zone?
Characteristics and Attributes for Hosta kikuttii var. yakushimensis
- Honey Bees & Native Bees
- Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
- Dappled Shade
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...
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.