Fragrant Plantain Lily
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Fragrant Plantain Lily
ntroduced Photo: Thingnam Anjulika
Common name: Fragrant Plantain Lily
Botanical name: Hosta plantaginea    Family: Asparagaceae (Asparagus family)

Fragrant Plantain Lily is an erect and spreading, medium hosta which features bright glossy, nearly round, heart-shaped, light yellowish green leaves. Flowers are very large, 3-4 inches long, waxy, trumpet-shaped, white, heavily fragrant, on scapes up to 30 inches. It is a versatile perennial, grown for both its beautiful foliage and its large, fragrant flowers. Flowers are considered among the best in the Hosta genus. Dense foliage crowds out garden weeds. Sometimes commonly called August lily in reference to its late summer bloom time.

Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
Photographed in Kashmir.
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