This species is native to
Tsushima Island in
Japan where it is often found in dry areas in the wild and varies widely in nature.
The species was named by
Dr. Noboru Fujita of Kyoto University. It forms a medium size mound about 12
inches high by 31 inches
wide. The leaves are narrowly ovate,
moderately wavy with smooth texture and thin substance. It bears
medium purple flowers from August into September on branches. The anthers are
The Genus Hosta by W. George Schmid (1991), the species,
H. jonesii and
H. tibae are closely related
to this species but they have darker colored flowers.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Of interest to collectors of species Hosta
but not often grown in gardens...Branching scapes with sparsely