Since 1988, THE source for buying native, rare, and unique perennials.
Image of black cat and text indicating no photo is available

Hosta fluctuans

Japanese species

Item #: 1959

Zones: 3a to 9b

Height: 26" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.8 L)

Note: This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

Click to learn all about the genus Hosta and to shop.

For those hosta species collectors, here is a plant that you rarely see... the true Hosta fluctuans. This is NOT related to H. 'Sagae' (formerly H. fluctuans 'Variegata). This species from the Amori Prefecture in Japan makes a medium sized clump to 70" wide. Each green leaf has a glossy top and a rough bottom due to the protruding veins. The plants are topped with light lavender flowers in early summer.