• Hosta 'Elegans'
  • Hosta 'Elegans'
  • Hosta 'Elegans'

Hosta 'Elegans'

Hosta, Plaintain Lily
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: In stock

£9.99

Quick Overview

  • Large robust blue-green foliage
  • Leaves heavily ribbed
  • Shade-loving
  • Attractive tall flower scapes
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Description

Hosta 'Elegans' is large-sized Hosta with dramatic blue-green foliage that is deeply ribbed with conspicuous puckering along the leaf surface. It forms a large impressive clump with the foliage itself becoming larger the older the plant gets.

Tall scapes bearing white flowers are produced in summer.

The taxonomy of this Hosta is complex and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew describe Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans' as a synonym of Hosta sieboldiana var sieboldiana. However naturally-occurring Japanese populations that are the same as the European types established in the early 19th century have never been located and Mark Zilis and Wolfram George Schmid postulate that what we know as Hosta sieboldiana is in fact a nineteenth century hybrid cultivar developed in Germany by Georg Arends using parent material brought to Europe by Robert Fortune and Philipp Franz von Siebold. Arends originally called his creation Hosta 'Robusta' and it was Nils Hylander who later renamed it Hosta sieboldiana var elegans because Hosta 'Robusta' was an invalid name. The cultivar - which was now posing as a species - was therefore renamed by Wolfram George Schmid in 1991 as Hosta 'Elegans' ... but the old Hosta sieboldiana species name has become the horticultural norm and Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans' or Hosta sieboldiana var elegans is how you will find it described elsewhere ... but I have decided not to perpetuate that here ... the scholarly detective work by Schmid and Zilis is very convincing.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Asparagaceae
Sub-Family Agavoideae
Synonyms Funkia cucullata, Funkia fortunei, Funkia glauca, Funkia glauca var. cucullata, Funkia latifolia var. sinensis, Funkia maculata, Funkia ovata var. albomarginata, Funkia ovata var. albopicta, Funkia ovata f. latifolia, Funkia ovata f. marginata, Funkia sieboldiana var. bracteata, Funkia sieboldiana var. condensata, Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans', Hosta sieboldiana var elegans, Funkia sieboldiana var. marginata, Funkia sieboldii, Funkia sinensis, Funkia umbellata, Funkia univittata, Hemerocallis sieboldiana, Hosta aoki, Hosta aurea, Hosta bella, Hosta caerulea f. albomarginata, Hosta caerulea f. latifolia, Hosta crispula, Hosta cucullata, Hosta cucullata var. gigantea, Hosta elata, Hosta fluctuans, Hosta fluctuans f. parvifolia, Hosta fortunei, Hosta fortunei var. albopicta, Hosta fortunei f. aurea, Hosta fortunei var. gigantea, Hosta fortunei var. hyacinthina, Hosta fortunei f. marginata, Hosta fortunei var. marginatoalba, Hosta fortunei var. robusta, Hosta fortunei var. rugosa, Hosta fortunei var. stenantha, Hosta fortunei f. viridis, Hosta gigantea, Hosta glauca, Hosta japonica var. aurea, Hosta lancifolia var. aurea, Hosta lancifolia f. aureomarginata, Hosta latifolia var. albomarginata, Hosta latifolia var. aureomaculata, Hosta mira, Hosta sieboldiana var. amplissima, Hosta sieboldiana var. aureomarginata, Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans, Hosta sieboldiana var. fortunei, Hosta sieboldiana f. fortunei, Hosta sieboldiana var. gigantea, Hosta sieboldiana var. glabra, Hosta sieboldiana var. glauca, Hosta sieboldiana var. hypophylla, Hosta sieboldiana var. mira, Hosta tokudama, Hosta tokudama f. aureonebulosa, Hosta tokudama f. flavocircinalis, Hosta tokudama f. flavoplanata, Hosta tokudama f. mediopicta, Niobe fortunei
Geographical Origin Horticultural cultivar: probably a cross between Hosta montana and an existent Japanese cultivar that was brought back to Europe as Hosta sieboldiana or Hosta fortunei
Cultivation Rich moist soil. Shade or partial shade. Protect from slugs and snails
Eventual Height 1M
Eventual Spread 2M
Hardiness Hardy herbaceous perennial

Hosta 'Elegans'

Hosta, Plaintain Lily
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: In stock

£9.99
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