Hosta capitata 'Shirofukurin'

This cultivar is a sport of the species H. capitata from Japan which has dark green foliage with a white marginal variegation. It is a fast growing hosta with rippled, shiny, heart-shaped leaves and a piecrust margin. It forms a flat, medium size mound about 16 inches high by 38 inches wide. Purple flowers in clusters with yellowish anthers from late June into July. It sets viable seeds.

Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled, A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term shirofukurin or shiro fukurin as white-edge(d) or white-margin(ed).


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