Hosta of the Day #2 - longipes f. latifolia

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Hosta of the Day #2 - longipes f. latifolia

Postby redcrx » Oct 21, 2014 6:56 am

I have had longipes latifolia since 2012. It's growing in a pot. It'a a medium size upright plant.

Hosta Registry - not registered - it is a species
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/view/longipes+var.+latifolia
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/l/longipes.html

early in the season
1longipes latifolia 14 05280zbz61-5-23.jpg

late season
2longipes latifolia 14 00883zbz80-9-8.jpg

white leaf back
3longipes latifolia 14 00884zb-9-8.jpg

dark purple scapes
4longipes latifolia 14 01820zbz63-9-22.jpg

in flower
6longipes latifolia 14 00879zbz62-9-8.jpg
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Hosta of the Day #2 - longipes f. latifolia

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Re: Hosta of the Day #2 - longipes f. latifolia

Postby redcrx » Oct 21, 2014 6:59 am

Flowers of longipes latifolia

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Re: Hosta of the Day #2 - longipes f. latifolia

Postby redcrx » Oct 21, 2014 7:50 am

A point of interest:

In the small write-up at the top of the Hosta Library pictures of longipes latifolia it says:
Average leaf size is 5", usually shiny on the back and top, and average 7-9 vein pairs.

But my photos show a white back.

On page 14 in the "species" information in the Hosta Library talking about rupifraga it mentions longipes latifolia as having
H. longipes var. latifolia (pictured
below) is larger in all respects, with
much larger, lighter green leaves
with more veins and (usually) a
white, glaucous coating on underside, longer
petioles, scapes and racemes, more and
darker flowers and has heavy stippling on
the petioles and not as dense on scapes (as

http://www.hostalibrary.org/species/pdf/rupifraga.pdf
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Re: Hosta of the Day #2 - longipes f. latifolia

Postby Tigger » Oct 21, 2014 9:31 am

As usual with HostaLibrary info, have salt shaker at hand and don't expect mistakes to get corrected. I'm pretty sure ours has whitish backs. It's a very pretty hosta, another one that with a useful cultivar name might see some market share.
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Re: Hosta of the Day #2 - longipes f. latifolia

Postby redcrx » Sep 19, 2015 9:53 am

Last flower for longipes latifolia.
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Re: Hosta of the Day #2 - longipes f. latifolia

Postby redcrx » Sep 06, 2017 7:36 pm

An update on this plant - the flower looks different this season:
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