Hosta 'Hirao Grande'


This hybrid of H. rectifolia was originated from Dr. Shuichi Hirao of Japan. It was registered by Peter Ruh of Ohio in 1997. This hosta forms a medium size mound of medium green foliage about 18 inches tall with a spread of 46 inches. Its petioles are reddish purple. Medium purple flowers bloom from mid-August into September. This cultivar is part of the "Hirao Series" of hostas.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...actually a type of H. kikutii..."


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