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HostaKabitan

Statusregistered

Originator(s)Fumio Maekawa/AHS 1987

Originsieboldii sport

Size categorysmall

Plant height x width30x70 cm (12x28 in.)

Leaf length x width16x5 cm (6x2 in.)

Vein pairs4-5

Leaf colorchartreuse,dark green edge

Variegationmedio

Leafthin, lance, wavy

Petiole 

Scape 

Scape height60 cm (24 in.)

Flowerpale purple

Flower length 

Fragrant 

Flowering periodAugust

Fertileyes

Pod 

Ploidy2-2-2

Patents 

Info=sieboldii 'Kabitan'.
=lancifolia var. thunbergiana f. kabitan.
Old Japanese cultivar, since the Edo period.
Narrow, yellowish-green leaves with a variable green edge.
Especially bright in the Spring!
Good multiplier with 1/2 day of morning sun and lots of water!
Lavender flowers.

Sports'First Mate' sport/yg
'Green Eyes' sport or seedling
'Green Kabitan' sport/gg

Progeny'Bizarre' hybrid
'Blackfoot' hybrid
'Gold Colleen' seedling
'Gold Ribbon' = PP x 'Anne Arett'
'Gold Spring' hybrid
'Golden Oriole' = PP x 'Hadspen Heron'
'Golden Spades' hybrid
'Golden Wiggler' seedling
'Green Wiggles' = 'Maya' x PP
'Hadspen Samphire' = sieboldiana 'Elegans' x PP
'Hart's Tongue' seedling
'Kerplunk' seedling
'Lakeside Twiddle Dee' = PP x "seedling 9-14-7"
'Maui Rains' = PP x 'Saishu Jima'
'Peedee Gold Flash' seedling
'Santa Clara' hybrid
'Sea Sprite' hybrid
'Tucker Wave' = PP x (x 'Neat Splash')