non-registered cultivar from
Toyozo Nakayama of Tenjin Yama Bunen
Japan with a
sieboldii background, this plant grows to
about 19 inches in height and 30 inches in width. The foliage is
slightly wavy and has smooth texture. Its purple flowers bloom
in August on very tall scapes.
The Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009), "...its yellow leaf venation is
quite striking, but this characteristic usually fades by early
July in mature, garden-grown specimens...has the potential to
produce streaked seedlings."
An article in
Hosta Journal (2002 Vol. 33 No. 1) reporting on a speech
by Barry Yinger at the 2001
National Convention of
The American Hosta Society stated "One hosta species in
particular, H. rectifolia, which forms an upright mound of lance-shaped green
leaves and has purple flowers, has a cult following in Japan. These avid sport
hunters have found hundreds of sports in the wild. These sports which are not
cultivated in the U.S. come in the whole spectrum of hosta colors...However, the
crowning jewel, H. rectifolia 'Mito-no-Hana', which had green leaves with
silver-white veins that caused a gasp of "Wow" from the crowd."