Hosta 'Kifu Hime'

Originated by Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, this non-registered cultivar is a sport of H. kikutii.  It is a large size hosta about 20 inches high with green foliage. The leaves are shiny and narrow with lightly rippled margins. It forms a "beak-like" bract around the flower buds and bears clusters of near white flowers with purple anthers from late August into September. They produce viable seeds.

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.


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