Hosta longissima
'Ito Maru'
 

Originated in Japan by Mr. Yamamoto, this non-registered cultivar is a sport of H. longissima.  It a small size (9 inches high by 25 inches wide) mound with narrow foliage which has a shiny on top and bottom. The leaves are narrowly elliptic (strap shaped), smooth textured without waves. Flowers are medium purple in color with purple anthers and are borne from mid-September to October followed by viable seeds.

 
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