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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Fujibotan'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fujibotan

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Shape:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Leaf Substance:
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled
Heavily Rippled

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
No it does not set seed

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender
Medium Lavender

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lmelling On Jan 9, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

I fell in love with this hosta when I saw the beautiful, double lavender blooms! One of my new hostas for 2005.

Rich, medium green, broadly ovate to heart shaped leaves forming a mound 20" ht x 24"w. Leaf margins are slightly rippled. Fully double lavendar flowers atop 4' scapes in midsummer. An established clump may produce over 50 flowers per scape in late summer.

Discovered by Kenji Watanabe of Japan's Gotemba Nursery on the slopes of Mount Fuji

Interesting sidenote: I have 7 different hostas that I purchased for 2005 - they came late April leafed out because they'd been growing in a greenhouse, so I couldn't plant them yet in our area and instead potted them up and am bringing them inside on cold days/nights.

Out of the 7 hostas, my cats have zeroed in on the fujibotan and have nibbled down the leaves and even pulled it out of it's pot twice - so it's been moved to a higher place where they can't get to it. Can't imagine why the leaves attract them and none of the other (and larger) hostas have been touched. The cats went out of their way to find this one the second time - I had it in the back of the tray next to a wall!!!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Flossmoor, Illinois
Machesney Park, Illinois
South Amana, Iowa
Lansing, Kansas
Ithaca, New York
Cincinnati, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Portsmouth, Virginia
Kalama, Washington

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