This is a form of the
species H. sieboldii
Japan. It is a medium
size plant about 13 inches high with a spread of around
29 inches. The light green foliage is heavily streaked
with yellow. Its leaves are elliptic to narrowly ovate,
wavy and have thin substance. Purple flowers bloom in
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "There is continuing debate about its differences from 'Inaho'.
One may be in anther color. 'Kisuji' bears yellow
anthers...while 'Inaho' has been reported to bear purple
anthers...also may be the same as...H. tardiva
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term ki
as yellow or gold and the term suji as streak or line.