This is a small size (6 inches high) plant from
Japan with narrow elliptical leaves with white centers. The
leaves are moderately rippled with smooth texture and thin
flowers are borne in August and it forms many seed pods.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Sometimes one name can represent several different
plants, inevitably leading to confusion. Here is a case of one
plant being represented by several different names."
This plant is also known as H. 'Haku
Chu Han', H. 'Silver Kabitan' and was registered in 1986 by by
The American Hosta Society as
Hosta sieboldii 'Haku-chu-han'
but is now called Hosta sieboldii 'Shiro Kabitan'.
The Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009) says, "Its lack of substance, however, makes it
vulnerable to drought conditions. In fact, during dry years,
I've seen specimens completely flatten."
The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack
(2010) says: "In the right location, this variety quickly forms a
wide, dense mound. Sometimes known as H. 'Haku