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montana f. macrophylla was incorrectly known as montana 'Praeflorens', a probable hybrid not generally found in culture. It creates a huge vase-shaped mound of green foliage 75" wide and 35" tall. The flower scapes can reach 40". The leaves are ovate to broadly elliptic and have a deeply lobed base. The tips are skinny. The leaves' deep veins and their nearly perpendicular habit make for an elegant hosta; Zilis calls it the ultimate "centerpiece" for the garden. The leaves are nicely rippled but well this side of piecrusted. The flowers appear just above the top of the foliage mound. This hosta was used by Olga Petryszyn in her breeding program. 'Niagara Falls' and 'Grand Canyon' are among its progeny. The plant grows slowly and Zilis says that extra water and fertilizer do speed the process.

montana f. macrophylla

Photo by Clyde Crockett

montana f. macrophylla

Photo by Gayle Kamp

montana f. macrophylla

Photo by Charles Tuttle

montana f. macrophylla

Photo by Aleesa Drennen

montana f. macrophylla

Photo by Aleesa Drennen

montana f. macrophylla

Photo by Rik Desmedt

montana f. macrophylla

Photo by Clyde Crockett

montana f. macrophylla

Photo by Viktoria Serafin