Hosta 'Ōgon Hime Tokudama'

This plant of unidentified parentage came from Japan was registered by Peter Ruh of Ohio in 2002 and re-registered with new data in 2018. The small size mound grows to about 7.5 inches in height with a spread of 17 inches. Its ovate, greenish yellow foliage is flat and dull on the top and bottom. Pinkish lavender, striped flowers bloom from late June into July on scapes about 16 inches tall followed by viable seeds.

The registration materials state: "...a spreading dwarf with rounded leaves ...Tokudama type from Japan..."

This was originally registered as a hybrid of an unnamed gold seedling x H. 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa' and a sibling to H. 'Hime Tokudama' but was changed to Parentage Unknown in 2018.

Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled, A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term hime as small, mini, dwarf or princess and the term ogon or oogon as gold or yellow.


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