This upright growing
cultivar of unidentified parentage from
Japan was originated
by Mr. Kajigawa but registered on his behalf by
Peter and Jean Ruh of Ohio in 2003.
It was re-registered in
change the originator to (Japan) to replace Mr.
It forms a medium size plant about 11 inches
high by 27 inches wide with dark green foliage. The
leaves are ovate shape, slightly wavy, slightly
corrugated and very shiny on top. Pale lavender flowers
bloom in July on scapes about 37 inches tall.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...gives the appearance of being a green-leaved plant
related to H. nigrescens."
The registration materials state: "...Very
heavy scape; good texture; pointed tip"
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term ginba as silver (white) leaf.