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ventricosa became known to European naturalists traveling in China during the latter part of the 18th century. It is native to China and northern Korea. One of the first hosta species to be grown in Europe it was imported to England in 1790. It did not receive its modern species name until 1931 (Stearn). It has widely bell-shaped purple flowers and dark green shiny leaves and makes an excellent landscape hosta. Several variegated and yellow forms exist.

ventricosa

Photo by Steve Healy

ventricosa

Photo by Patty Woodbury

ventricosa

Photo by Vance Minor

ventricosa

Photo by Ron Livingston