This is a naturally occurring
sport of the species, H. montana, found in the wild in
Japan. It was discovered by
The Genus HOSTA by
W. George Schmid (1991), the
name is H. 'Gohonmatsu Fukurin' which means the yellow-margined hosta
from Gohon Matsu. It has upright, green leaves with a wide, dark yellow marginal
variegation. It has open funnel shaped, very pale lavender flowers in July
with bracts on the
flower scape after the flower opens.
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term fukurin as margined or edged.