'Mr Asami'

This cultivar was listed on the MyHostas Database website. This non-registered cultivar is from Japan 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 in August.

We don't know for sure but this could be named for Hisatoyo Asami who was previously credited with originating H. 'Chōkō Nishiki' which was previously known as H. 'On Stage'.

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.

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