This non-registered cultivar from
Japan forms a mound 19 inches tall and 39 inches wide. The
leaves are oblong to ovate with a distinctive tip, smooth
texture and smooth texture.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...purportedly produces fragrant flowers in late
summer...the word "nishiki" should indicate that the plant has
variegated foliage, but it does not."
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.