Hosta kiyosumiensis
'Kifukurin Kiyosumi'

A non-registered sport of H. kiyosumiensis from Japan, this cultivar is a large size plant (27 inches high by 58 inches wide) that has a semi-upright growth habit. The green leaves have a greenish yellow marginal variegation. Pale lavender flowers bloom on very tall scapes in July followed by viable seeds.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...not at all like the species itself and I suspect that is (sic) has hybrid origins, possibly H. kiyosumiensis x H. montana."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Rarely seen in gardens but a sought-after collector's plant."

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 yellow margin(ed).

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