Hosta 'Herifu'


This fast growing cultivar of unidentified parentage originated in Japan and was registered by Kevin Walek (Hosta Registrar) in 2009 and re-registered with new data in 2018. It becomes a medium size about 13 inches high by 28 inches wide with green foliage that has a white marginal variegation and some gray-green streaks.

The leaves are slightly rippled, elliptic, smooth textured and have a light glaucous bloom on the bottom. Medium purple, funnel shaped flowers bloom on scapes 16 to 20 inches tall in August followed by viable seeds in green pods.

An article about H. 'Herifu' by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (1985 Vol. 16) states that, "The Japanese name could mean "spotted border." The name probably refers to this small hosta's characteristic of not always having all of the leaves with a thin whitish edging, and of frequently having the border becoming less discernable as the growing season advances."


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