The Genus HOSTA by
W. George Schmid (1991),
"Plants under this name are a mix of all-green and
variegated forms. The name is used in Japan to indicate
smallness and has been applied to a number of different
taxa. In North America it is utilized for a small
white-margined taxon similar to H. 'Ginko
Horinaka as the originator of the cultivar.