This non-registered hosta is an
H. longipes -type plant from
Japan. It forms a small size
plant with green foliage that has a green and creamy yellow to
white medial (center) variegation. It has dense clusters of pale
purple flowers borne on 20 to 30 inch scapes in August into
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This turned out to be one of the most beautiful hostas that I
observed during a three-week trip to
Japan in 1991."
Nishiki Gibōshi, the "glorious (brocade) hosta from Okutama" was found in
Tokyo Prefecture. It is a whitish yellow streaked form of H. longipes.
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.