Hosta 'Tardiflora Hybrida'

A hybrid of H. 'Tardiflora' × H. ventricosa, this cultivar was originated by Georg Ahrends in Germany in 1911. Peter Ruh of Ohio registered it on Arends' behalf in 1992. It forms a large size plant about 19 inches high by 48 inches wide. The leaves are medium green in color and have a narrowly ovate shape. They are wavy and have smooth texture. Medium purple flowers bloom from mid-August into September.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), " of the earliest hosta hybrids in cultivation outside of east Asia...does not at all resemble 'Tardiflora' or H. ventricosa in foliage or flower...can easily be mistaken for H. 'Lancifolia'. "

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