Hostas forum: fujibotan flowers

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Name: Linda
southern Minn. (Zone 4b)
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alwaysbehindMN
Aug 21, 2016 8:11 PM CST
I finally got a fairly good photo of fujibotan's flower!! This is the only hosta I know of, other than several plantaginea descendants (Aphrodite, Venus, Yea), with double flowers. Fujibotan's flowers are lavender, not fragrant, and much smaller than 'Yea'. But there are lots of them and they are very beautiful. My clump has several scapes in bloom right now, but the flowers are down-facing and I wanted a photo to clearly show the doubling. So I had to hold the camera underneath and hope I would get a decent picture. I only got blurry results in a dozen or more attempts, and then I realized just before I deleted one of the photos, that I had accidentally caught the flowers on a smaller, hardly noticeable scape. So I cropped the photo to those 4 flowers and here is the result:
Thumb of 2016-08-22/alwaysbehindMN/fc730a fujibotan flower

Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
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ViolaAnn
Aug 22, 2016 8:24 AM CST
AFAIK it's still the only lavender double flower out there. And so pretty when it blooms. Attractive plant habit too.

Thumb of 2016-08-22/ViolaAnn/139dcd

Thumb of 2016-08-22/ViolaAnn/9b20e2

Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...

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