Hosta 'Hime Ogon Iwa'

Originated in Japan but registered in 2002 by Peter Ruh of Ohio and re-registered with new data in 2018, this small to medium size (11.5 inches high by 26 inches wide) cultivar is of unidentified parentage. The yellow gold colored foliage is ovate, slightly twisted, slightly wavy and dull on top. Lavender-pink, tubular flowers on scapes up to 18 inches tall bloom from late July into August followed by viable seeds.

The registration materials state: "...tough, medium-dwarf yellow; good texture..."

Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled, A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term hime as small, mini, dwarf or princess, the term ogon or oogon as gold or yellow. and the term iwa as rock, Iwa Gibōshi or H. longipes.


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