Hosta 'Haku Chu Han'

From an Unknown originator in Japan, this cultivar was registered by The American Hosta Society in 1986 as a sport of Hosta sieboldii. It is a miniature size hosta about 6 inches high by 18 inches wide with medium green foliage that has a white medial (center) variegation. Purple flowers on scapes up to 17 inches tall bloom in August.

The registration materials state: "...= ‘Shiro Kabitan’..."

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The name 'Haku Chu Man' was applied to the white-centered form of 'Kabitan' many years ago in Japan... The American Hosta Society registered the name 'Haku-chu-han' in 1986... Watanabe (1985, p. 90), though, noted that the name 'Haku Chu Han' was incorrect...'Shiro Kabitan' is the correct name for the white centered sport of 'Kabitan'."

An article about H. 'Haku-chu-han' by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (1985 Vol. 16) states that, "This Japanese name translates to "Half of leaf white in the center."..."


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