Hosta 'Kinakafu Aki'

This is one of those cases where there are two hostas with the same name. Neither is registered with The American Hosta Society. The first one to be registered would become the "official" hosta of that name and the other would have to be renamed.

Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled, A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term kinakafu or ki nakifu as yellow-center(ed).

These two cultivars were listed on the MyHostas Database website.

One cultivar is a non-registered sport of H. longipes forma sparsa from Japan although it is described as the medial (center) variegated form of H. 'Tardiflora'.

Another non-registered cultivar of this name is from Japan and is a sport of H. longipes.

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