cultivar is of unknown originator and unidentified parentage
frojm Japan and it was introduced by
of Delaware and registered by
Peter Ruh of Ohio in 2002
with new data in
grows into a small size hosta about 7 inches in height with a spread of
The medium blue-green foliage is moderately cupped, slightly
twisted, ovate and dull on top. Lavender flowers with
white stripes bloom on scapes 15 to 19 inches tall in
July. It sets seeds but their viability was not known at
the time of registration.
The registration materials state: "...compact,
small clump...obtained from the Lantis
Tokudama type from Japan..."
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...is not a form of 'Tokudama'. It has the appearance of a
H. nakaiana type..."
cultivar was originally registered as a hybrid of a gold seedling x 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa'
and as a sibling to H. 'Ōgon Hime Tokudama'
from the same batch of seeds but was changed to unidentified parentage in 2018. Also,
the originator was changed from
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 and the term ogon or oogon as gold or yellow.