This sport of H. 'Geisha' was
registered in 1998 by
of Breeze Hill Plant Lab in North Carolina. It forms a small size mound
with very wavy, curled and twisted foliage.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This plant is actually a sport of
'Ani Machi' which has been marketed as 'Geisha' in the U.S. Its
best usage may be as a container plant because of its relatively
slow growth rate."
The Book of Little Hostas by
Kathy and Michael Shadrack
(2010) says: "Very twisted and curled...slow-growing...Difficult
but worth the effort. It needs to be planted in
dappled shade in a pot where it will get special
care and the unusual foliage can be appreciated."
Similar cultivar is H. 'Royal
Tiara', H. 'Medusa' and H. 'Kiwi
An article in
Hosta Journal, Vol. 40 No. 1 - 2009,
stated that this cultivar was "...named for the former home and
nursery of British hosta authority