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Maekawa (Japan 09)

Photo by Ronald R. Dolges

Maekawa (Japan 09)

Photo by Carol Brashear

Maekawa (Japan 09)

Photo by Paula Reschke and Tim English

Maekawa (Japan 09)

Photo by Bob Axmear

Maekawa (Japan 09)

Photo by Bob Axmear

Maekawa (Japan 09)

Photo by Viktoria Serafin

'Maekawa' was named for Dr. Fumio Maekawa, one of the first to study and attempt to classify the species of the genus Hosta. It is a selection taken from the species hypoleuca, which was a personal favorite of his, and introduced by Klehm in 1989. It has the same mound habit as the species. The plant is 50 x 17" with leaves 16 x 10". The green leaves are thickly undercoated with a greyish bloom and have elegant veining. It does not have the "one leaf per division" habit found in some examples of the species, but rather forms a full mound. The margins are slightly rippled. Flowers are pale lavender.