Hosta 'Hyuga Urajiro'

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "H. 'Hyuga Urajiro' = H. kikutii leuconata. This represents a reversal of the Japanese common name for H. kikutii leuconata, i.e., 'Urajiro Hyuga Gibōshi'. The plant itself has green foliage with an intense white underside ("urajiro"). In the last few years, the name 'Hyuga Urajiro' has been used to market a Japanese import with green and yellow-streaked (white backed) foliage, but that is not correct."

Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled, A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term urajiro as white-backed or white underside.

H. 'Hyuga Krajiro'
  1. H. 'Feathervane'

So, the plant shown above has streaked foliage and is, therefore, the plant that is being imported from Japan under the incorrect name. The one below taken at the 2018 National Convention of The American Hosta Society tour gardens does not appear to have the streaks and would seem to be properly named.

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