Not including the Mystery Hostas, this is one of three of the newest hostas in our garden. In its third summer, this hosta has three scapes, the tallest of which is easily four feet.
This is Hosta rectifolia 'Fujibotan,' discovered growing wild on the slopes of Mount Fuji in Japan. Fujibotan refers to Mt. Fuji - botan means tree peony. It's a slow-growing hosta which, at maturity will have about 50 blooms on each four-foot scape.
The first time we saw a hummingbird in the garden this year, the first thing it did is make a beeline for this bloom. The fuchsia was second on the hummingbird's list, followed by impatiens, and finally the not-so-blue agastache. The second time I saw the hummingbird, it went straight for my-favorite-hosta-this-week's blooms again, then to the fuchsia before it flew off. Other hostas are blooming in the garden, but this one seems to be preferred - by the hummingbird and me!