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Decorata (Japan NR)

Photo by Hank Zumach

Decorata (Japan NR)

Photo by Hank Zumach

Decorata (Japan NR)

Photo by Bob Axmear

George Schmid has elected to treat 'Decorata' as a cultivar which is quite possibly a mutation from 'Decorata Normalis'. At one time the name Thomas Hogg was associated with it, but this is no longer correct. It is mildly stoloniferous and makes a clump 30 x 12" with 24" flower scapes. The flowers are bell-shaped and purple. Grenfell describes the leaves as medium, widely oval, a matt-surfaced middle-green, crisply margined white, with the variegation extending down broadly winged petioles. She also says that the plant can be difficult to grow but responds to friable, peaty soil. It is known for its blunt-tipped rounded leaves. Schmid says it was probably the first hosta to come to the U.S. from Japan (1900).