This non-registered cultivar is a sport of H. 'Hakuyo' from
Japan. It is a medium size plant that grows about
16 inches high with a spread of around 34 inches. The
medium green foliage has white and yellow streaked
variegation. Its leaves are intensely rippled, ovate and
have a very thick underside bloom with dark purple
spotted petioles. Medium purple flowers bloom from late
August into September.
Nishiki Gibōshi, the "colorful (yellow) variegated
white-back hosta" is the yellow-white variegated form of
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.