This non-registered cultivar is a form
of the species
which originated in Japan. It forms a medium size plant
about 18 inches high by 36 inches wide with medium green
foliage that has yellow colored veins. The leaves are
ovate, slightly wavy and slightly corrugated. It bears
purple flowers in August.
Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "...the first hosta to exhibit yellow veins. Originally,
this cultivar was believed to be infected with a virus
that caused the yellow venation, but most specimens in
and collections apparently are virus-free...a
few other yellow-veined hosta have been identified. 'Mito-no-hana' appears similar in many ways...a yellow-veined sport of
Upside Down Cake' that we registered as 'Lava
Yoshimichi Hirose related to me that "amime"
translates into "net" in English."
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "I had the fortune to auction off this plant at the 1996
National Convention of
The American Hosta Society in Portland, Oregon. It created a great
deal of excitement amongst the bidders and sold for