Hosta 'Ogon Waisei'

This is an incorrect or outdated name for H. 'Kabitan'.

There is an image of this cultivar on the Hosta Library. From the photo on the HL website, it appears to be a small size hosta with light yellowish-green leaves and darker green, irregular marginal variegation. This non-registered cultivar was originated in Japan. 

"Ogon Waisei Gibōshi, the "dwarf-growing gold hosta" is H. sieboldii 'Kabitan' under a fancy Japanese cultivar name."


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


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