Hosta 'Amime Tachi'
aka H. rectifolia 'Amime Tachi'

This non-registered cultivar is a form of the species H. rectifolia 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.

From the 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 gardens 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 'Pineapple Upside Down Cake' that we registered as 'Lava Flow'...In 2006, Yoshimichi Hirose related to me that "amime" translates into "net" in English."

According to 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 around $1500."

Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled, A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term tachi as upright, 'Tachi Gibōshi' or H. rectifolia.

bullet H. 'Electric Love'
bullet H. 'Mito-no-hana'
bullet H. 'Lava Flow'
bullet H. 'Priscilla'
bullet H. 'Prize of Portland'

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