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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Young leaves and leaf stems - cooked. Sourish[1]. A very acceptable taste, but somewhat fibrous[K].

Leaves

Material uses

A good ground cover plant, succeeding in dense shade.
There are no material uses listed for Hosta longipes.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Hosta longipes.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a lightly shaded position in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 months at 10°c. Make sure you keep the compost moist. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division is possible at almost any time of the year so long as there is sufficient moisture[2]. It is best carried out in March as growth commences or in early autumn if the soil is not too dry[3]. Hostas can be left undivided for many years and should not be divided any more frequently than once every 3 - 5 years to allow the leaves to reach maturity[3].

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Cultivation

Thrives in most fertile soils if they are rich in humus[3]. Grows well in heavy clay soils and in sandy ones[4]. Very limy soils inhibit growth, but plants can thrive in such a situation if plenty of humus is added[4]. Prefers a pH between 6 and 7[3]. Requires a rich soil that does not dry out readily[5]. Another report says that once established it is drought tolerant[6]. Does well in the semi-shade of a woodland[3] also succeeding in deeper shade[6]. In general, the sunnier the position the moister the soil should be[2]. Plants are best not grown under trees in town gardens since the soot washed from the leaves of the trees in wet weather will tend to remain on the hosta[4]. Plants flower better when grown in a sunny position but the foliage is better when the plant is in a shady position[3].

Plants are in general fully hardy in Britain, but young leaves in spring can be destroyed by frost. New leaves are only produced in the spring and very early summer, so any damage at this time has a deep effect on the plant[2]. A vigorous plant, forming medium sized clumps. The roots travel extensively[3]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[2]. Plants are very attractive to slugs and snails, the young shoots in spring are especially at risk[111, K].

Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus, especially with H. kikuti[3].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Hosta longipes. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Hosta longipes.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Hosta longipes
Genus
Hosta
Family
Funkiaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
4
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
permanent shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
?
Herbaceous or Woody
?
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
Fertility
?
Pollinators
?
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type

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References

  1. ? 1.01.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.22.3 Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (1990-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.43.53.63.73.8 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.14.2 Thomas. G. S. Plants for Ground Cover J. M. Dent & Sons ISBN 0-460-12609-1 (1990-00-00)
  5. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  6. ? 6.06.1 Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Perennials Volumes 1 and 2. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30936-9 (1991-00-00)
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