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cathayana came from China to Japan as its species epithet indicates (cathaiana = from China). In Japan it is called Akikaze Giboshi, the “autumn wind hosta,” because of its late flowering time ("blooms in autumn wind''). It is often mistaken for ‘Lancifolia’, which is almost sterile, while plants belonging to cathayana are quite fertile.

cathayana

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cathayana

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cathayana

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