This species comes from Honshu
Japan and was found by a man named Takahashi in 1942.
It grows to a medium size about 12 inches high and 26 inches wide with lightly rippled
foliage of average substance. The leaves have slight purple to
red dots on the petioles. Purple flowers with purple dotted
anthers bloom from August into September followed by some viable
The Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009) says, "...from Mt. Ibuki in central Honshu Island in
Japan... 15" high...mound of shiny, green foliage...ovate-shaped
and very shiny on the underside...slight purple-red dots on the
petiole base; purple flowers emerge from dark purple buds in
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Related to H.
sieboldii although the leaf shape is different...A long raceme of
flowers. The anthers are also purple-dotted. Sterile bracts clasp the scape."
Similar hostas include H. 'Slick
Willie', H. 'Tardiflora' and