Hosta 'Tokudama' Group

The Tokudama hostas have been known for a long time in Japan and were taken to England by the plant explorer, Robert Fortune in the mid-1800s. They form a medium size clump of blue-green foliage that is heavily corrugated, slightly cupped with thick substance. This type bears dense clusters of near-white flowers from late June into July.

According to Zilis (2000) "...'Tokudama' can be thought of as a smaller version of Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'."

T - These are H. 'Tokudama' "type" hostas of unknown origin.
  1. H. 'Aardvark' - T
  2. H. 'Birchwood Parky's Blue'
  3. H. 'Blue Fan Dancer'
  4. H. 'Blue for You'
  5. H. 'Blue Tiers'
  6. H. 'Blue Velvet'
  7. H. 'Carder Blue'
  8. H. 'Dorothy's Brass Band'
  9. H. 'Gretchen Harshbarger'
  1. H. 'Gunther'
  2. H. 'I'm So Blue'
  3. H. 'Julia Hardy'
  4. H. 'Krinkled Joy'
  5. H. 'Moscow Blue'
  6. H. 'Peek-A-Boo'
  7. H. 'Rabinau'
  8. H. 'Samuel Blue' - T
  1. H. 'Brenner Pass'
  2. H. 'Kiwi Forest'
  3. H. 'Smokey Tokey'
  4. H. 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa'
  1. H. 'Tokudama Flavocircinalis'
  2. H. 'Tokudama Flavoplanta'
  1. H. 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'
  2. H. 'Aksarben'
  3. H. 'Aspen Gold'
  4. H. 'Barbara White'
  5. H. 'Betcher's Blue'
  6. H. 'Blue Cadet'
  7. H. 'Blue Dome'
  8. H. 'Blue Horizon'
  9. H. 'Blue Lagoon'
  10. H. 'Blue Plisse'
  11. H. 'Blue Troll' -T
  12. H. 'Blue Umbrellas'
  13. H. 'Bon Voyage'
  14. H. 'Buckshaw Blue'
  15. H. 'Carder Blue'
  16. H. 'Champion'
  17. H. 'Colesburg Blue'
  18. H. 'Crinoline Petticoats'
  19. H. 'Filigree Necklace'
  20. H. 'Fleeta's Blue'
  21. H. 'Fleeta Brownell Woodroffe'
  22. H. 'Gold Bold'
  23. H. 'Golden Chimes'
  24. H. 'Golden Fleece'
  25. H. 'Hirao Zeus'
  26. H. 'Johanne'
  27. H. 'Kiwi Dreadlocks'
  1. H. 'Krinkled Joy'
  2. H. 'Lady in Waiting'
  3. H. 'Lake Louise'
  4. H. 'Lee Armiger'
  5. H. 'Like Butta'
  6. H. 'Lime Krinkles'
  7. H. 'Mayan Seer'
  8. H. 'Mogul'
  9. H. 'Mrs. Toshie'
  10. H. 'Patricia's Paragon'
  11. H. 'Pebble Beach'
  12. H. 'Pelham Blue Tump'
  13. H. 'Pistachio Glow'
  14. H. 'Placemat'
  15. H. 'Prairie Fire'
  16. H. 'Quilted Cup'
  17. H. 'Rod's Gold'
  18. H. 'Rough Waters'
  19. H. 'Seaside Splendor'
  20. H. 'Seersucker'
  21. H. 'Serendipity'
  22. H. 'Silver Rim'
  23. H. 'St. George's Gold'
  24. H. 'Summer Snow'
  25. H. 'Tisch'
  26. H. 'Ur'
  27. H. 'Warwick Cup'
  28. H. 'Wayside Blue'
  29. H. 'Zager's Tokudama'

In 1991, the then most comprehensive book about hostas, The Genus Hosta by W. George Schmid, was published. It was the first intensively researched book about the entire genus which, until that time, suffered from a lot of misinformation and name confusion. As the result of his research, Schmid determined that several of the plants previously treated as separate, naturally occurring, species were, in fact, cultivated varieties, i.e. cultivars, created by nurseries and hybridizers or of unknown origin.

This hosta is one which was historically considered a natural species but was changed to a cultivar by Schmid.

For more on this process ...

Species switched to cultivar status in 1991 include:

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