Herb latin name: Hosta sieboldiana

Family: Funkiaceae

Edible parts of Hosta sieboldiana:

Young leaves and leaf stems - cooked.

Description of the plant:


100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

May to

Habitat of the herb:

Rich fertile soils in mountain valleys and forest margins.

Other uses of Hosta sieboldiana:

A useful ground cover plant, succeeding in dense shade, though rather slow spreading. Plants should be spaced about 60cm apart each way.

Propagation of the herb:

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 10C. 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. It is best carried out in March as growth commences or in early autumn if the soil is not too dry. 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.

Cultivation of Hosta sieboldiana:

Rich fertile soils in mountain valleys and forest margins.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Hosta sieboldiana:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.