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Crispula (Japan 01)

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Crispula (Japan 01)

Photo by Tim Saville

Crispula (Japan 01)

Photo by Rik Desmedt

Crispula (Japan 01)

Photo by Tim Saville

Known in Japan as Sazanami Giboshi, the "ripple-margin hosta", it was named crispula by Maekawa in 1938. According to Schmid, it was introduced in Europe by von Siebold under a different name and has been used in European gardens since the 1830s and was originally found as a wild sport growing in two separate locations in mountain valleys of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in 1827. It is often mistaken for `Undulata Albomarginata' but the latter has widely winged petioles and is almost sterile. It was reclassified by Schmid as a cultivar in 1991.