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HostaTenryu

Statusregistered

Originator(s)Seiro Yoshie 1985/Pete Ruh 2002

Originunknown

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Size categorylarge

Plant height x width90x cm (35x in.)

Leaf length x width25x17 cm (10x7 in.)

Vein pairs12-14

Leaf colorblue-green

Variegation 

Leafgood

Petiole 

Scape 

Scape height200 cm (79 in.)

Flowerlavender

Flower length7 cm (2.8 in.)

Fragrant 

Flowering periodJuly - August

Fertileyes

Pod 

Ploidy 

Patents 

Info36" tall. Light Shade.
Striking vase-shaped upright powder blue leaves. Six foot flower scapes. Pale lavender flowers in mid July.
Blue-green leaves, very white on top and bottom. Scapes can reach 80".
This import from Japan has a similar shape to H. nigrescens with a very upright growth habit and large glossy blue green leaves. H. 'Tenryu' is highly prized in Japan for the white coating on the back of the leaves. The 7' tall flower spikes of light lavender top the plant in late summer.
Blue-green leaves have a white bloom (pruinose) on both sides. Plant grows like H. nigrescens in that the shape is very architectural (upright and vase-like) and the bloom scapes can reach as tall as 80" with lavender flowers.
An excellent new variety from Japan, with an upright habit similar to nigrescens. Large blue-green leaves are white on the reverse. Lavender flowers on very tall scapes.
Closely related to H. nigrescens with tall, vase-shaped, blue-green foliage.
Lavender flowers.
Giant vase-shaped plant from Japan. Blue-green foliage topped by 5-6' scapes of lavendar flowers in August. An outstanding specimen in our garden.
Tenryu is a large hosta with bluish-green leaves. Back of leaves are whitish in color.
Will grow to apprx. 36 inches high. Tenryu is an upright growing hosta as can be seen in the top picture. Scapes grow to over 80 inches in height.

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Progeny'Allegheny River' seedling