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Descriptions (from various sources):
Selection of H. longipes var. latifolia.
The name means "round-leaved rock hosta".
12" tall. Light Shade. Very shiny bright green leaves. Glabrous below.
Leathery with heavy substance. Purple striped flowers late in season.
A choice small, dark green with round shiny leaves of good substance.
It's not easy being green! Despite this drawback, this hosta gets a lot of rave reviews in our garden. The thick matte finish grey green foliage combines with purple petioles and white leaf backs to make a dazzling unmistakable clump.
This selection of H. longipes v. latifolia makes a 2' wide clump that is topped with pinkish lavender flowers in the summer.
A small hosta with round green leaves & heavy substance; lavender flowers.
This is an interesting new variety from Japan, by way of Hideko Gowen, a selection of H. longipes v. latifolia. Leaves are quite thick, light green, somewhat wavy. Unusual and quite nice. Lavender flowers.
A dainty hosta with small, round leaves with thick substance. This is a variant of H. longipes var. latifolia. Pinkish lavendar flowers appear very late. Excellent rock garden plant.
Progeny:
'Cinnamon Sticks' = longipes f. hypoglauca x PP
'Grand Finale' hybrid
'Harry van de Laar' = longipes f. hypoglauca x PP
'Red Sox' = longipes f. hypoglauca x PP
'Swizzle Sticks' = (montana 'Aureomarginata' x venusta) x PP
'Tsuma Tajima' seedling