Hosta "Decorata" review

'Thomas Hogg'. 'Otafuku Giboshi'. As the story goes, Thomas Hogg imported it in North America (1875) after obtaining it from street vendors in Yokohama. JN: Otafuku Giboshi = "moon-faced (rounded) hosta". Leaves have blunt-pointed tips, green with a white margin; purplish-lilac flwrs. It is probably the first hosta to come directly from Japan into the United States. Moderately stoloniferous, a single plant will in time spread into large colonies. Its species epithet was derived from decorus = nice, ornate. (Plant 18x12) Also known as 'Thomas Hogg', it has blunt tipped dark green leaves with white margins. Somewhat stoloniferous. Purple flowers. 10-75% shade.

Hosta "Decorata" information:

Size Category medium
Hosta height x width 38x105 cm (15x41 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 17x10 cm (7x4 in.) inches
Vein pairs 5-7
Leaf color
Variegation edge
Leaf type
Scape height 75 cm (30 in.)
Flower purple
Flower length
Flowering period August
Fertile yes
Ploidy 2-2-2
Sports 'Decorata Normalis' sport/gg 'Spring Sensation' sport/yy
Progeny 'Belle Robinson' seedling 'Betsy King' = PP x sieboldii 'Betty Hill' seedling 'Dorothy ' = PP x 'Fortunei' 'Goddess of Athena' selfed 'Pancakes' = PP x plantaginea