Hosta longipes
'Saikoku Shironakafu'

This cultivar was listed on the MyHostas Database website. As a non-registered sport of H. longipes, this hosta should be a small to medium size (6 to 10 inches high with a spread of 8 to 12 inches) with foliage that is medium to dark green, smooth textured and has thick substance. Leaves are very shiny underneath, slightly wavy and have heart shaped bases. It has dense clusters of pale purple flowers with purple anthers borne on 20 to 30 inch scapes in August into September.

Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled, A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term shironakafu or shiro nakafu as white-center(ed).

This cultivar has dark green foliage with creamy white medial (center) variegation which differentiates it from the species form and habit. It also has pink colored petioles.


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