This seedling of
H. sieboldii was registered in 1986 by
The American Hosta Society on behalf of the originator,
Alex Summers of Delaware. It grows
into a medium size hosta about 13 inches in height with a width of
around 33 inches. The medium green colored foliage has a yellow
marginal variegation. Pure white flowers bloom from late July
into August followed by viable seeds.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states in its Hosta Hybrids for Connoisseurs chapter: "Lacks
vigor and succeeds best in a warm, humid climate. Once a highly prized marginal
hosta, but now only of interest to collectors."
is similar to H. sieboldii 'Kifukurin'...Considered a
H. 'Decorata' hybrid or mutation by some. Broadly, it is a
H. sieboldii derivative, as is H. 'Decorata'."
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term kifukurin or ki fukurin as yellow edge(d) or