in Japan, this non-registered cultivar is a sport of
kiyosumiensis. It forms a small size mound
about 10 inches tall by 30 inches wide and has average
substance to the leaves. The leaves are chartreuse
green, elliptical and ovate in shape with a sharp point at the tip. It bears white flowers with
purple anthers from June into July.
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.