Originated in Japan but registered
by Peter Ruh
of Ohio in 2002 and
with new data in
small size (7 inches high by 13 inches wide) cultivar
is of unidentified parentage. It has yellow green foliage
that is ovate, moderately wavy, slightly folded, slightly
twisted and slightly shiny on top. It bears
shape flowers that do not fully open on scapes 20 to 26
inches tall. This cultivar does not set seeds.
According to the registration materials: "...very unusual color; yellow with green
net-like coloration; flowers do not fully open...obtained
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.