This small sized,
non-registered cultivar with red petioles is a seedling of
H. kikutii caput-avis x
H. 'Moroyama Nishiki' from
Japan. The foliage is dark green with
cream colored streaked variegation. Its leaves are
slightly wavy. Its flower scapes which appear in
September are red and nodding.
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.