Hosta 'Hatsuyuki Nishiki'

There is an image of this cultivar on the Hosta Library. From the photo on the HL website, it appears to be a miniature to small size, very upright hosta with green leaves and creamy yellow to white medial (center) variegation. It is considered to be a sport of H. montana with open funnel shaped, very pale lavender flowers in July with bracts on the flower scape. This non-registered cultivar was originated by Kenji Watanabe of Gotemba Nursery in Japan.

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.

The name translates to "First Snowing Brocade" in English.



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