Originating from China, Japan
Named after Nicolaus Tomas Host, physician to the Austrian Emperor in the 18th century.
Medium leaved Hosta with pointed, rather glossy jade green leaves, held on striking burgundy red almost black stalks which bleed into the leaf. One sided spikes of flared lavender flowers in autumn.
Grow in a retentive, rich soil in sun or shade. Flower colour is darker in sun. Shelter from cold, dry winds.
Height and spread after 1 – 2 years 30cm x 30cm
Mature height and spread after 3 – 4 years 60cm x 60cm