Hosta 'Tenryu'

With H. nigrescens in its background this cultivar has been around for a long time in Japan. It was registered by Peter Ruh in 2002. A semi-upright mound, it grows to 28 inches high and 5 feet wide. The foliage is cupped, moderately corrugated and has thick substance. It bears lavender flowers.

According to The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), this cultivar is "...named for the Tenryu River (in Japan) that is the same as or a seedling of H. nigrescens."

Seedlings include H. 'Allegheny River', H. 'Presence of Mind' and H. 'Tenny Up'.


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


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