Herb latin name: Hosta undulata
Edible parts of Hosta undulata:Young leaves and leaf stems - cooked. Root. No more details are given.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Not known in a truly wild situation.
Other uses of Hosta undulata:A good ground cover plant, succeeding in dense shade but rather slow to spread. Plants should be spaced about 25cm apart each way. The sub-species H. undulata erromena has been specially mentioned and this can 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 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. 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 undulata:Not known in a truly wild situation.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Hosta undulata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.