The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar is the same as H. 'Ani
Machi' which was registered by
Dr. Kevin Vaughn of
Massachusetts in 1983.
The Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009) states "This is a case where the plant being sold is
not the same plant that was registered...Differences can be
found in the foliage color, mound size, leaf size, and flowering
habits (color, scape height, and time."
An article about H. 'Ani Machi' and H. 'Geisha' by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (2001 Vol. 32 No. 1) states that H. 'Ani
Machi' according to Mark Zillis' book The Hosta Handbook (2000) "is
the same plant that has been sold as H. 'Geisha'. It is not, however, the plant
that Kevin Vaughn registered under this name in 1983." Vaughn registered a much
smaller plant that what is in the trade today as H. 'Geisha'...he confirmed that
what is on the market as H. 'Geisha' is not what he registered."