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Hosta lancifolia

Hosta lancifolia or Narrow-leaved Plantain Lily is part of the Asparagaceae family of plants, it is also sometimes known as Saji Giboshi, Koba Giboshi. Hosta lancifolia is a herbaceous perennial. Hosta lancifolia is deciduous. It is native to China.

Hosta lancifolia was named after Austrian botanist, Nicholas Thomas Host. Though it was later renamed it was reverted to Hosta in 1905. This plant is an easy grower. It grows to about 30cm or 1ft. It has dark green leaves. They are lance-shaped and glossy. Hosta lancifolia flowers in the summer with small funnel-shaped violet-colored flowers on stems that reach about 50cm or 2.5ft. Hosta lancifolia attracts hummingbirds.

Koba Giboshi Hosta Lancifolia
Hosta lancifolia

Plant Hosta lancifolia in moist, organically rich, and well-drained soil. It prefers partial shade or full shade with shelter from cold. Propagate by division in summer or early in spring. Watch out for slugs and snails and vine weevil, leaf spot. Established Hosta lancifolia plants could be drought-tolerant.

Hosta lancifolia
Hosta lancifolia or Narrow-leaved Plantain Lily

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