Kenji Watanabe of
Japan registered this cultivar of unidentified parentage in 2002. This
medium size plant grows to about 14 inches high and a spread of 30 inches.
The leaves are shiny, deeply veined, have smooth texture and are
slightly wavy. It bears fragrant, purple flowers in August.
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
An article by Warren I. Pollock about changes to the International Code
for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants in
Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 1) says, "The proper
names are now H. 'Mikawa-no-yuki' instead of 'Mikawa-no-Yuki', 'Otome-no-ka'
instead of 'Otome-no-Ka' and 'Seto-no-aki' instead of 'Seto-no-Aki'...'Mikawa-no-yuki'
which means "snow of Mikawa"..."