H. venusta
'Ōgon Otome'

This non-registered hosta from Japan is a form of H. venusta. It becomes a small size plant with oval shaped leaves that are gold in color.  The bright purple, bell-shaped flowers are borne in July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The Japanese name for H. venusta (Otome) is added to 'Ōgon' (the Japanese word for gold), creating the cultivar name 'Ōgon Otome'. It can be used for any gold-leaved seedling (or sport) of H. venusta, and does not represent a clone."

Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled, A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term otome as maiden, 'Otome Gibōshi' or H. venusta and the term ogon or oogon as gold or yellow.



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