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Light green, glossy, beautifully ribbed leaves and spectacular, large, extremely fragrant white flowers in summer. 'Venus' has the added bonus of double flowers -- actually they're tripled with three flowers in one! The foliage of plantagineas is thinner than many other hostas. Plant in shade away from heat and drying winds.
Asia - China and Japan
Forests, grassy slopes and rocky places from near sea level to 2200 metres.