Hosta 'Urajiro Hachijo'
aka Hosta rupifraga
'Urajiro Hachijo'
 or H. longipes latifolia
'Urajiro Hachijo'

This non-registered form of  the species, H. rupifraga comes from its native Japan. It is a small to medium size plant that grows to about 14 inches in height and a width of 47 inches. The leaves are ovate, wavy with smooth texture and thick substance. It has petioles with purple dots. The medium to dark purple flowers are borne in September.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This may be the same as Schmid's 'Urajiro Hachijo'. My only reservation is that the origins of the two seem to differ. This Japanese plant comes out of the commonly grown form of Hosta rupifraga, though that species has often been confused with H. longipes var latifolia. "


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

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