Published in Bot. Repos. 1: 6 in 1797.
This species, as well as a white variety, which has been figured by Kaempfer; and continued since him by Willdenow, in his new Species Plantarum, under its present denomination; is a native of China, and introduced to our gardens from thence by G. Hibbert, Esq. of Clapham, from whose mst extensive and beautiful collection this specimen was taken.
Synonym of Hosta ventricosa (Salisb.) Stearn