- another term for hosta.More example sentences
- She, by the way, knew it as funkia, or its common name, Plantain Lily.
- They are also called funkias and more commonly plantain lilies, from the Latin, Planta, meaning ‘sole of the foot’ which the large leaves resemble.
- They were called funkias decades ago but in 1905 the name was changed to Hosta.
mid 19th century: modern Latin (former genus name), named after Heinrich Christian Funck (1771–1839), Prussian botanist.