MyHostas.net Database                                                          Schmid Species Article

venusta is called Otome Giboshi, the (beautiful) maiden hosta, in Japan but this species is actually a Korean native. Found on Cheju Island, it has characteristic lengthwise ridges on the scape. It is one of the smallest species extant and many different leaf forms are known. Plants belonging to it have been widely used in hybridizing.
venusta

Photo by Bob Axmear

venusta

Photo by Bob Axmear

venusta

Photo by Bob Axmear

venusta collection # AIK-191

Photo by Hugo Philips

venusta Anderson Form

Photo by Karen Butner

venusta Benedict Strain

Photo by Karen Butner

venusta

Photo by Patty Woodbury

venusta Wavy Edge

Photo by Viktoria Serafin

venusta

Photo by Viktoria Serafin