Hosta 'Omatsu-san Nishiki'

Originated in Japan but registered by Peter Ruh of Ohio in 2002 and re-registered with new data in 2018, this 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 lavender-purple tubular 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 from Chet Tompkins..."

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.


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