cultivar is a form of the species
Japan. The plant
becomes a small size
(6 inches high by 9 inches wide) mound
with narrow foliage which has a shiny on top and bottom. The
green leaves have gold marginal variegation and
are narrowly elliptic (strap-shaped), smooth textured without waves. It has
average substance. Flowers are medium purple in color with
purple anthers and are borne from mid-September into October.
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term mizu as water, 'Mizu Gibōshi' or
H. longissima and the term fukurin as margined or edged.