Hosta "Tenryu" review

36" tall. Light Shade. Striking vase-shaped upright powder blue leaves. Six foot flower scapes. Pale lavender flowers in mid July. Blue-green leaves, very white on top and bottom. Scapes can reach 80". This import from Japan has a similar shape to Hosta nigrescens with a very upright growth habit and large glossy blue green leaves. Hosta 'Tenryu' is highly prized in Japan for the white coating on the back of the leaves. The 7' tall flower spikes of light lavender top the plant in late summer. Blue-green leaves have a white bloom (pruinose) on both sides. Plant grows like Hosta nigrescens in that the shape is very architectural (upright and vase-like) and the bloom scapes can reach as tall as 80" with lavender flowers. An excellent new variety from Japan, with an upright habit similar to nigrescens. Large blue-green leaves are white on the reverse. Lavender flowers on very tall scapes. Closely related to Hosta nigrescens with tall, vase-shaped, blue-green foliage. Lavender flowers. Giant vase-shaped plant from Japan. Blue-green foliage topped by 5-6' scapes of lavendar flowers in August. An outstanding specimen in our garden. Tenryu is a large hosta with bluish-green leaves. Back of leaves are whitish in color. Will grow to apprx. 36 inches high. Tenryu is an upright growing hosta as can be seen in the top picture. Scapes grow to over 80 inches in height.

Hosta "Tenryu" information:

Size Category large
Hosta height x width 90x cm (35x in.) inches
Leaf length x width 25x17 cm (10x7 in.) inches
Vein pairs 12-14
Leaf color
Leaf type good
Petiole good
Scape height 200 cm (79 in.)
Flower lavender
Flower length 7 cm (2.8 in.)
Flowering period July - August
Fertile yes
Progeny 'Allegheny River' seedling