tissue culture sport of H. montana 'Choko
Nishiki' was registered by
Mark Zilis of Illinois in 2003. The
medium size plant is about 16 inches
high with a spread of around 30 inches. It has a gold center
leaf which changes to green as the season progresses and an
inconsistent white marginal variegation. Pale lavender flowers
bloom in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...is one of the last to emerge in spring. It has a very
slow growth rate and needs special care."
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.