Kenji Watanabe of
Gotemba Nursery in Japan, this non-registered cultivar is a
medium size sport of
montana. The foliage starts the season green
with streaked variegation but turns all green as the
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term nishiki as brocade (rich-colored woven fabric) i.e.
something colorful and beautiful.