Hosta plantaginea var. japonica. Click image to learn more, add to your lists & get care reminders Other names: Japanese fragrant plantain lily, Hosta plantaginea var. grandiflora Species: H. plantaginea var. japonica - H. plantaginea var. japonica is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with glossy, wavy, ovate to lance-shaped, mid- to light green leaves and narrow, bright green scapes bearing racemes of fragrant, trumpet-shaped, white flowers in late summer and early autumn.
Heart-shaped shiny green leaves, also known as plantaginea 'Grandiflora', needs warmth to flower. Hosta plantaginea is a medium Hosta that has fragrant white flowers and grows in sun/shade. The height is 40 to 50 cm and the growth is medium.
A pretty walkway in a Martha's Vineyard garden, created to soften a steep incline. The gardener has made a stair with grass treads and stone risers planting, alliteratively, on either side, hydrangeas, hostas and hibiscus.