This cultivar of
unidentified parentage was originated in
Japan and registered by
Peter Ruh of Ohio in 2002
with new data in
and again in 2018. It is a
miniature to small size plant (6.5 inches high by 7.5
inches wide) with green foliage
that has a narrow, mottled yellow marginal variegation.
The leaves are ovate, deeply wavy, moderately cupped,
slightly twisted and dull on top. Fragrant, lavender
flowers with purple stripes bloom on scapes 6 to 12
inches tall in September.
The registration materials state: "...small marginally
variegated clump; piecrust edge...obtained from
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term yama
as mountain and the term fukurin as margined or edged.
was previously thought to be a sport of H. 'Tosayama'
but this was changed in the 2018 re-registration to
H. ‘Fukurin Toso Yama’ This name was
registered incorrectly. It should have been
registered as H. ‘Fukurin Tosayama’."