According to The Genus Hosta by W. George Schmid (1991), this species is native to several
Korean islands. It
forms a small size plant about 8 inches high with a spread of
around 18 inches. The leaves are dull green, smooth textured
with petioles that have reddish dots. Pale purple flowers with
purple anthers bloom in August. It produces viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009) reports, "Hosta jonesii is a recently
identified Hosta species. Its merits in the garden or as
a breeding plant are yet to be determined, but superficially it
appears similar to Hosta
tsushimensis. The species name honors
Dr. Samuel B.
Jones, botanist from the University of Georgia."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "In cultivation usually seen only in specialist