Hosta 'Kinba'

This cultivar from Japan appears to be a hybrid of H. pycnophylla x H. longipes. It is a non-registered hosta originated by Kenji Watanabe. The large size plant grows to around 20 inches in height with a spread of 47 inches. Its leaves are slightly wavy, ovate and have deep red petioles. 'Kinba' bears clusters of purple flowers.

Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled, A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term kinba or kimba as yellow leaf.


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