This cultivar from
Japan is a sport of
the species that forms a medium size (18 inches high by 36
inches wide) mound of yellow margined foliage
with deep lavender flowers in September. It was registered in
2002 by Peter Ruh of Ohio.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...sometimes incorrectly listed as
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Moderate to good growth rate...Heavily ribbed
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term kifukurin or ki fukurin as yellow edge(d) or
Similar hostas include H. 'Shelley's'.