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Hostakikutii var. caput-avis

Statusspecies

Originator(s)Fumio Maekawa 1950/AHS 1993

OriginJapan:Yanase,Kochi pr.,Shikoku

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Size categorymedium

Plant height x width45x100 cm (18x39 in.)

Leaf length x width30x12 cm (12x5 in.)

Vein pairs8-11

Leaf colorgreen

Variegation 

Leafshiny

Petiole 

Scapehang downward

Scape height100 cm (39 in.)

Flowerlavender

Flower length 

Fragrant 

Flowering periodJuly - August - September

Fertileyes/breeder

Pod 

Ploidy 

Patents 

Info='Unazuki'.
JN:Unazuki Giboushi = "bowing/nodding-head hosta".
Shiny green foilage, long narrow leaves that arch; interesting drooping scapes.
The "bird's head hosta", so named because of its unusual flowers, resembling the beaked head of a bird, on scapes that are held rather low to the ground rather than upright. The leaves are rather large, bright green and deeply veined, forming a wide, low mound. White flowers.
Gracefully arching, shiny green foliage with long narrow leaves. Well-known for its unusual drooping and meandering flower scapes. Lavender flowers.
Medium-large mound of gracefully arched shiny green leaves, lavendar flowers hanging on scape droop lower than plant making it ideally suited for wall plantings.

Sports'Ki-no-Kawa Unazuki' sport/os

Progeny'Captain Teach' hybrid
'Dancing Demon' = 'Exotic Dancer' x PP
kikutii var. caput-avis 'Sugita form' selection
'Koyurugi' = hypoleuca x PP
'Petticoat Pink' hybrid
'Seto-Gekko' = PP x 'Moroyama Nishiki'
'Sultans of Swing' = 'Exotic Dancer' x PP
'Tristesse' = PP x pycnophylla
'Uncle Albert' = hypoleuca x PP