This non-registered cultivar is a sport of
ruprifraga found in Japan. It has green foliage
with thick substance. The petioles are purple-red and
the leaves are somewhat twisted with a sharp point. It
bears lavender flowers with purple stripes and
purple-yellow anthers in September followed by viable
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term nishiki as brocade (rich-colored woven fabric) i.e.
something colorful and beautiful.