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Hostaaequinoctiiantha

Statusspecies

Originator(s)Koidzumi ex Araki 1942/AHS 1993

OriginJapan:Yoro-mura,Gifu pr.,Honshu

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Size categorysmall - medium - large

Plant height x width45x90 cm (18x35 in.)

Leaf length x width23x13 cm (9x5 in.)

Vein pairs4-5

Leaf colorgreen

Variegation 

Leafrippled margin

Petiolepurple dotted

ScapePendulous, droops

Scape height50 cm (20 in.)

Flowerlavender,edged white

Flower length 

Fragrant 

Flowering periodSeptember

Fertileyes

Pod 

Ploidy2-2-2

Patents 

Info=longipes var. aequinoctiiantha Fujita 1976.
Medium large upright mound, broad lance light green leaves, slightly rippled, light lavendar white edged flowers, plume like pendulous scape, unbelievably beautiful.
Dark green species with nicely undulating leaves, petioles are heavily dotted in purple. Rarely offered.
Translated from Japanese; 'Ohigan Giboshi', or the "hosta of the equinox". It grows on rocky ledges and outcrops and blooms during the time of the autumn equinox, September 22nd. Similar to H. longipes but smaller, with thin, papery leaves, fewer veins and more undulated. Medium green, darkening with the season.
Species with slightly rippled green leaves that are lance shaped forms an upright clump and is topped with lavender flowers.
This is the European strain which differs slightly from the US form.

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Progeny'Kyoto' = PP x pycnophylla
'Vernal Equinox' seedling