Hosta
Hosta aequinoctiiantha

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Species: aequinoctiiantha (ek-kwin-no-shee-EYE-anth-uh) (Info)
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Lance

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Unknown - Tell us

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Heavily Rippled

Margin Width:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late

Flower Shape:

Unknown - Tell us

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Purple

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jan 14, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Because photos and descriptions of this particular hosta did not seem to match and was extremely confusing, I took the opportunity to write to W. George Schmid of the AHS, who provided the information below for the actual species. He told me in his letter that so-called H. aequinoctiiantha plants in the trade many not be that species because incorrect descriptions based on these plants point to that. Thanks to Mr. Schmid for the following description of the species:

H. aequinoctiiantha@r Koidzumi ex Araki 1942.
AHSIV/19A.
(Figure 31; Plate D14).
(Kanji No. 189).

Ohigan Giboshi, the ``hosta of the equinox,'' was collected by Kitamura at Yoro-mura in Gifu Prefecture of Central Honshu in 1941. It grows on rocky ledges and outcrops and bl... read more

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On Aug 9, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 10"-18" high. Was species, reduced to cultivar