Originated in Japan, this
non-registered cultivar is a hybrid of H. 'Chichibu' ×
H. 'Tochigi'. It
is a small to medium size hosta with green foliage that
has white veins.
An article about H. 'Kinu-no-yuki' by Akira Horinaka
of Japan in
Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 1) says, "This is
a very beautiful new cultivar of H. longipes. ..a hybrid of a wild form of
H. longipes named 'Chichibu'...and another
collected form of H. longipes...called 'Tochiga'...A
relative of 'Kinu-no-yuki', 'Mine-no-yuki' is a hybrid of the wild form of
'Chichibu' and the cultivar 'Kinusouri' (itself a hybrid of a white-veined, wild
'Chichibu' and 'Tochigi')....'Kinu-no-yuki' has a snow-white center with an
irregular and narrow green border...[nearly 2 inch-long] leaf...has the most
pure white center I have ever seen."