Hosta 'Okazaki'

This slow growing cultivar is a seedling of H. kikutii (white backed) x H. gracillima (white backed) which was originated by Hajimi Sugita of Japan and registered in 2002 by Peter and Jean Ruh of Ohio.   It is a small size plant about 7 inches high by 15 inches wide with medium green foliage. The leaves are lanceolate, slightly rippled, waxy on top, flat with thin petioles and pointed tips. Its leaf veins appear white in color. Lavender, tubular flowers with stripes bloom from August into September on scapes about 11 inches tall.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...not the same as 'Mikawa-no-yuki' (formerly 'Okazaki Special')..."


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