Narrow-Leaved Plantain Lily
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Narrow-Leaved Plantain Lily
ntroduced Photo: Gurcharan Singh
Common name: Narrow-Leaved Plantain Lily
Botanical name: Hosta lancifolia    Family: Asparagaceae (Asparagus family)

Narrow-Leaved Plantain Lily is an erect, vase-shaped, medium hosta up to a foot tall featuring a mound of lance-shaped, wavy-margined leaves that are medium green above and a glossy, lighter green beneath. It blooms with racemes of funnel-shaped, violet flowers on arching scapes up to 20 inches long. Hostas are native to China. Flowering: August-September.

Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
Photographed in Kashmir.
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