|Originator(s)||George Schmid/AHS 1993|
|Origin||Korea:Taehuksan and Sohuksan island|
|Size category||mini - small|
|Plant height x width||10x30 cm (4x12 in.)|
|Leaf length x width|
|Leaf color||dark green|
|Leaf||narrow, shiny, wavy|
|Flowering period||July - August|
|Info||Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Hosta 1996 (George Schmid).|
The name of this species is derived from laevigatus=polished, referring to the smooth leaf surfaces. Extremely narrow, shiny dark green leaves with undulating margins.
A 4" tall, erect, spreading clump with shiny green leaves which are a lighter shade below. Ruffled and wavy with a contorted tip. Over 30 spidery flowers on each 2-3' scape.
A small plant with shiny narrow green leaves that have tightly ruffled margins, spidery flowers number over 30 on a 2-3' scape and are larger than H. yingeri. For hybridizing it has proven to pass on its ruffled leaves and spidery flowers.
A species from Korea, still relatively rare, with glossy green, lanceolate leaves with wavy edges. Forms a small upright, vase-shaped plant. Purple flowers.
Light green; wavy margin; narrowly lanceolate; erect to spreading.
This delightful new "species" was discovered in South Korea on Taehuksan Island, just west of the mainland. The stiff, narrow, wavy and glossy green leaves make a truly distinctive upright vase shaped 15" wide clump. As with H. yingeri, this new species has "spider-like" dark lavender flowers held much more spaced along the 3' tall scape. Personally, we think this will prove to be a hybrid between H. yingeri and H. jonesii, as H. laevigata is virtually self sterile.
|Sports||'Ray of Hope' sport/os|