Hosta seiboldiana is a popular hosta species with a number of sought after cultivars. Hosta sieboldiana Kabitan pictured right is one such variety.
Flowering in spring H sieboldiana is grown mainly for the foliage and prefers a shaded to part shaded position in a woodland situation or grown in a container.
Hosta sieboldiana is just one of the species of around 35 that goes to make up the genus hosta species.
Like all hostas H. seiboldiana varieties prefer growing conditions that include a humus rich moist well drained soil with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5.
They are an excellent deciduous ground cover plant for shade to part shade. Large textured foliage are a feature. Hosta are sometimes referred to as the Plantain Lily. Hostas are hardy to zone 3.
Hosta sieboldiana Varieties
Although Hosta sieboldiana itself (pictured right) is widely grown, a number of named cultivars are also very popular. All tend towards the large, deep veined foliage that tends to make them a hosta that is little less susceptible to slugs and snails.
Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'
Smoky blue heart-shaped foliage. Deep veined leave provide a great textured appearance. White flowers early on.
Hosta sieboldiana 'Frances Williams'
This is a sport H. sieboldiana 'Elegans. Very large variegated foliage with the blue green cent and a golden lime green margin make this a very attractive plant for the border.
Hosta sieboldiana ‘Devon Giant’ is a chance seedling from 'Hadspen Blue’, it is tall growing plant to around 3ft.
Hosta sieboldiana 'Blue Angel'
Very large leaves. White flowers on tall stems rise above the foliage in spring.
Hosta sieboldiana Kabitan
A smaller growing form with cream leaves that have a dark green margin.
Hosta sieboldiana 'glauca'
One of the taller 'upright' hostas again with large blue gee leaves.
Hosta sieboldiana 'Great Expectations'
More rounded leaves than other H. sieboldianna. Foliage is variegated but with a 'painted look' creamy yellow centers with a darker green surround, a most attractive plant