|The giant, sweet smelling flowers of h. 'Guacamole'|
|The highly purply blue flowers of h. 'Indy Parade Lap'|
|Beautiful striped flowers on h. 'Gosan Gold Mist'|
|Closer look of stripes on hosta flower.|
|Large flower getting ready to bloom on h. 'plantaginea' which is also large flowered and fragrant.|
|Fragrant and pretty, the flower of h. 'Nightlife'|
|Red stem and purple flowers of h. 'Fire Island'|
|Another striped flower on one of my hosta sports.|
|The purply buds on h. 'Sea Octopus'|
Hosta plantiginea is likely a source of other fragrant white Hosta flowers. It has a wonderful, ancient history as a popular Chinese plant as long ago as the Han Dynasty (202 B.C. - 220 A.D.) The Chinese used an ointment made from H. plantaginea to reduce inflammation and fever. M. de Guines introduced H. plantaginea to Europe when he sent it to the king of France from China in 1789 then sent to England in 1790.
Altho not so beautiful, if you let your Hosta flowers go to seed you may get some volunteers and that's a good thing. Betty, Heritage Flower Farm.
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