MyHostas.net Database                                                           Schmid Species Article

clausa is a Korean species known in Japan as Tsubomi Giboshi, meaning “closed flower ball ( = bud) hosta.” It is also known under the name clausa var. clausa. It occurs in central and northern Korea and is the form with closed flowers. According to Schmid, plants with this form are very rare in the wild. It and clausa var. normalis are basically the same species, although the former is a sterile triploid and the later a fertile diploid.

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