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
W. George Schmid in his
Hosta Species Update on The Hosta
Library (2010) says, "H. jonesii is rarely seen in
gardens. Virtually all of the material sold in the US under this
name is incorrect. This is unfortunate, because it is an
attractive species. In cultivation H. jonesii is much
more vigorous in growth than
H. tsushimensis and is
an attractive horticultural item."