This hybrid of two unnamed
seedlings was registered by
Paul Aden of New York in 1986. The plant is
a medium size hosta about 14
inches high by a spread of 34 inches. Its dark green foliage is
smooth textured and has good substance. The petioles have
purple-red dots up to the midrib of the leaf. Pale purple
flowers in dense clusters bloom from mid-September into October
but it does not set seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...can be grown for its attractive, dark green foliage,
but the flowers hold the real beauty of this plant."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "A thoroughly undervalued hosta considering its
An article about Fall Bloomers by
Herb Benedict and
Jim Wilkins in
Hosta Journal (1991 Vol. 22 No. 1) states that, "Here
are some of the fall blooming plants we grow...(listed in the order of bloom
times in Michigan).
|1) H. kikutii
||A medium size plant densely flowering
with white blooms. The flowers are equally arranged around the
central axis of the raceme so that the bloom scapes resembles a
bottle brush or pony tail...We are growing two named varieties,
'Hirao-59' and 'Finlandia'.
|2) H. 'Fall Bouquet'
||Small, green plant, leaves slightly
undulated, lavender scape and blooms, floriferous.
|3) H. longipes
||Small green plant, densely flowering
with a tall stiff bloom scape. The flowers are lavender and the
leaves are green.
|4) H. gracillima
||Funnel-shaped, light lavender flowers.
A miniature green plant, with shiny surface.
|5) H. 'Iwa'
||Iwa means rock, and this plant was
imported by Marjorie Soules, from Japan. It is a small green plant
with lavender flowers.
|6) H. tortifrons
||In the same section (Picnolepis) as
H. longipes and
H. rupifraga. Distinctive small plant, with twisted
green leaves and lavender flowers.
|7) H. 'Fused Veins'
||Small, green leaves often with ╝ inch
margin which is a lighter green. The lance shaped leaves are
undulated and the veins come together regularly. The flowers are
mauve and the scape is sometimes branched.
|8) H. rupifraga
||Small, medium green, with thick,
leathery, ovate leaves. Densely flowering with purple flowers. 'Urajiro',
'Grand Slam', 'Maruba Iwa'
|9) H. tardiflora
||This small hosta is the last to bloom
for us. Its leaves are shiny, dark green and lance shaped. The
flowers are light lavender and borne in abundance on 12 inch scapes.
is a selected form of the botanical variety H. longipes var.
hypoglauca and by some considered an F1 hybrid of this taxon. This
cultivar exemplifies one of the very best forms found among the wild
population, with very dark petioles and scapes."
Nomenclature changes recommended in the
1991 book The
Genus Hosta by W. George Schmid and accepted by The American Hosta Society would update names as follows:
H. tortifrons is now H.
and H. tardiflora is H.