Hosta - a perennial. Sophistication, elegance, variety of colors leaves - are all indispensable attributes of hosts. Gray, blue, green and golden leaves of a host of well-defined contrasting rims and stripes form a magnificent long-lived shrubs that make a garden in a palette of amazing colors, "lighting" of its shadowy corners.
Autumn magic act continues and the host changes the color of its leaves in exotic yellow tone, which hold out until frost. It was not incidental host won majestic title "Queen of the shadows. Host is a remarkable longevity, even among perennials. The age of the host plant makes only gorgeous, lush and bright. But her life takes 20-25 years!
Rhode host has approximately 40 species that are common in the Far East and East Asia and many hybrid varieties, which are united under a common name - host hybrid (H. hybridum).
Hosta - a perennial plant with korotkovetvistym or compact rhizome. Leaves on petioles, radical, relatively large, having a different color and shape: a green, blue, blue-gray, mottled shade. Peduncles hardly oblistveny, large, reaching 120 cm in height. Hosta flower variety of shapes and colors: funnel-shaped bell-or funnel-shaped, purple, lavender rarely white, flowers are stretched in racemose, sometimes one-sided inflorescence. Fetal hosts - triangular box. Seeds numerous, black or black-brown, flattened, remain viable for up to a year.
Hosta grows along rivers, on rocks, often at the water, or located separately on its source (keys, etc.), the slopes of mountains, forest edges, along streams, also found on sand dunes and marshy areas of temperate zone of East Asia (Japan, China, the Korean peninsula), in the extreme south-west of the Far East, at about. Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands. Blossoms host the summer and autumn.