Hosta longipes
var. caduca

This naturally occurring variety of the species, H. longipes from Japan was first documented by Dr Noboru Fujita of Japan in the 1970s.  It is a miniature size plant about 4 inches high by 12 inches wide with green foliage. The leaves have white on the bottom and purple dots on their petioles which may reach up into the leaf blade. It has dense clusters of pale purple flowers with purple anthers borne on 20 to 30 inch scapes in August into September.

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