This cultivar was listed on the
MyHostas Database website. This non-registered cultivar
and was brought to the U.S. by
Hideko Gowen of Minnesota. It is probably out of the species
H. sieboldii and grows to about 15 inches in height with a width of
around 35 inches. The
leaves are narrowly ovate to elliptic, slightly shiny on the
bottom and have thin substance. Its medium purple flowers bloom
We don't know for sure but this could be named for
who was previously credited with originating H. 'Chōkō
Nishiki' which was previously known as H. 'On
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.