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Hostajonesii

Statusspecies

Originator(s)Chung 1989/AHS 1993

OriginMt. Kum-san,Nam-hae Island,Kyeong-Sang Nam-do,S. Korea

Size categorysmall

Plant height x width 

Leaf length x width10x5 cm (4x2 in.)

Vein pairs5-7

Leaf colordark green

Variegation 

Leaf 

Petiolepurple dotted

Scapepurple-dotted below

Scape height35 cm (14 in.)

Flowernearly purple

Flower length 

Fragrant 

Flowering periodAugust - September

Fertileyes

Pod 

Ploidy2-2-2

Patents 

InfoNamed in honor of Dr. Samuel B. Jones.
KN:Tadohae-bibich'u.
H. jonesii is very closely related to H. tsushimensis which it resembles in foliage.
The oblong light green leaves of thin texture compose the 16" wide clump. It late summer the clumps are topped with 20" tall scapes (which are often quite branched). of lavender flowers. Unfortunately, virtually all of the material sold in the US under this name is incorrectly identified. Our plants came from the original wild collection in the mid-1980s.
A rare species from Taehuksan Island, South Korea. Collected at 800 feet in dense, dry shade. Foliage mid-green; flowers hooded soft purple.

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