Hosta 'Tsugaru Komachi'
 

aka Hosta 'Tsugara Komachi'
 

This non-registered cultivar of unidentified origin is by Kenji Watanabe of Japan. It forms a small size mound with narrow, variably streaked foliage. The leaves are elliptic when young and lanceolate at maturity. Medium purple flowers bloom from late July into August.

An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (2008 Vol. 39 No. 2) quotes W. George Schmid: "H. 'Tsugaru Komachi' ('The Little Maiden from Tsugaru')...is variegated but unstable . Though [the green form] is most commonly known by 'Aoba Komachi' [Ao means "green" and Aoba means green leaf], this name may not be specific enough because there are other all-green hostas that look just like the reverted, green form of 'Tsugaru Komachi'...My opinion is it should be 'Aoba Tsugaru Komanchi' to indicate it is specifically the green reversion of 'Tsugaru Komachi'."


 
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