MyHostas.net Database                                                          Schmid Species Article

tardiva is a late-blooming hosta called Nankai Giboshi, the “hosta of the Southern Ocean,” for its habitat in Shikoku, Kyushu and Kii Peninsula of southern Japan. tardiva plants found in the wild are sterile so its species status is questioned. 

tardiva Gosan (Japan/W G Schmid NR)

Photo by Hugo Philips