Valued by US preppies, hosta seems ignored in Tokyo


Although hosta is an Asian plant, it’s more popular in America. For Americans, hostal is a very elegant import and expensive feeling. I associate it with upper class neighborhoods in New York City and elsewhere in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. You hardly see it in Tokyo. It’s easy to grow and very attractive I think.

One comment

  1. They really are all over the colder parts of the US…In the Midwest, too, many gardens nowadays consist of little more than different hostas and many of the nurseries stock dozens of different varieties. My favorite is the species Hosta plantaginea which you photographed, though.

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