Hosta 'Shinano Nishiki'
 

Originated in Japan, this non-registered cultivar is a sport of H. 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.

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