This hosta has been around for over 100 years and is the parent of maney known cultivar. The only nite blooming hosta and parent of most fragant cultiver.Known by many names over the years (august lily, plantainlily, ect.) The trumptet-shaped,white flowers bloom in august.
Blooms of H.plantaginea are very large and fragrant, but only last one day, after opening the night before. This bloom measured more than 3 inches wide by 6 inches long, a typical size.
The bright white blooms really stand out. Take pictures early in the day, since the blooms begin to close a little after the sun gets strong.
Side view shows the trumpet shape. Blooms resemble Madonna lilies. Blooming August 20 at my home in Missouri.
This hosta has large, yellowish-green leaves on tall stems. It makes a good contrast to my blue hostas. Some of the leaves always try to come up too early and get the unfurled tips damaged..visible in photo.
Just planted this year-July 2005
First flowers on 1-yr old plant in Apple Valley MN opened 8 29 2006.
Six inch fragrant blooms in Aug/Sept in zone 4b Ontario.
This has to be the best smelling hosta there is! A wonderful gift from Pirl.
young plant trying to withstand our drought
One of my favorites of which I have several
perfuming the august garden
Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com/