plant of unidentified parentage came from
Japan was registered by
Peter Ruh of Ohio in 2002
with new data in
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.