Originated in Japan but registered in 2002
Peter Ruh of Ohio
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
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