Hosta venusta Maek.


Perennial herb with thickened roots from a short rhizome. Inflorescence to 1 m, floral bracts green. Leaves ovate to heart-shaped, undulate to flat, to 4 cm long, 2 cm wide, leaf stalks long, channelled, winged, spotted below, leaf apex acuminate, base tapering, membranous, undulating, 3-4 vein pairs, dull olive green, shiny below. Flowers bluish-purple, anthers greyish-purple; summer.

Japan and Korea.

Source: Conran, J. (2005). Hostaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Hosta venusta 'Big Daddy'

Plants to 1 m, leaves rounded, blue, puckered. Flowers white.

Hosta venusta 'Crowned Imperial'

Plants to 1 m, leaves grey-green with white margins. Flowers pale lavender.

Hosta venusta 'Francee'

Plants to 60 cm, leaves green, heart-shaped, with narrow white margins. Flowers lavender.

Hosta venusta 'Mediovariegata'

Leaves undulate with yellow streaks. Flowers mauve.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Asparagaceae
genus        Hosta Tratt.