Hosta  [species] longipes var. latifolia

Hosta Size: Unknown

The amount of sun that Hosta  [species] longipes var. latifolia tolerates is 50%
Sun Tolerance: 50%
Registered or Discovered Bynaturally occurring species / variety

Sported Into: Amagi Nishiki
Pod Parent For: Dim Sum, Grand Slam, Midsummer Night's Green
Pollen Parent For: Grand Slam

Notes: Field investigations indicate that this taxon grows primarily on rock outcroppings in habitats very similar to the typical species. It is usually found at lower elevations near rivers, but also occurs at higher habitats. Under the taxing conditions of growing on a rock substrate, most individuals develop only a few leaves. When moved into cultivation and given good cultural conditions, this species grows into large, generous clumps. H. longipes var. latifolia populations show many intermediates among a natural population. Fujita (1976) recognized this as suggested that all be combined into one species. This classification has been fol-lowed in part, with the exception of the H. rupifraga with characters particular to the populations isolated on remote Hachijo Island, Japan. All of these variants have been combined as H. longipes var. latifolia. Their salient characters, like flower morphology are the same, however. Habitat of this species is located in the center of the H. longipes complex and interbreeding shows in morphological combination traits. The various forms of H. longipes var. latifolia are widely cultivated. It is represented by a number of different clones and variants, all being considered H. longipes var. latifolia. The cultivated specimens originated from several sources. At least one originated with Jack Craig who lived and collected in Japan for many years and eventually settled in Malaysia. Craig is known to have imported the first example of H. longipes var. latifolia in the late 1960s.


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