Hosta 'Hirao Majesty'

This large size (26 inches high) hosta from Japan was named by Mark Zilis of Illinois but registered by Peter Ruh of Ohio in 1997. The foliage is moderately wavy, smooth textured and of thick substance. Large, pale lavender flowers form in abundance on clusters in July. This cultivar is part of the "Hirao Series" of hostas.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "The floppy, pinched leaf blade cascades downard as does the dense raceme of flowers on a long scape.

       

These 2010 photos were taken at the Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside in Michigan, tours and vendors at The American Hosta Society National Convention in Minnesota, Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens in Ohio, Toledo Botanical Garden and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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