cultivar is a sport of
H. kikutii polyneuron
from Japan. It is a small to medium size hosta with
long, narrow, lanceolate leaves that are wavy at the
edges. The green foliage has a white marginal
variegation about ╝ inch wide. Lavender flowers bloom
from August into September.
An article by Dr Ralph (Herb) Benedict
Hosta Journal (1992 Vol. 23 No. 1) discusses three forms
of H. kikutii brought from
the Minnesota garden of Hideko Gowen.
Herb wrote that " ...two H. kikutii plants, each with white
(cream in the spring) margins, were obtained from Watanabe Nursery...in 1988.
Both plants were labeled H. kikutii polyneuron 'Albomarginata'. 'Albomarginata'
is an invalid name. Furthermore, the two plants differ in many ways and came
from two different areas of Japan. I would suggest renaming these plants 'Shirofukurin'
(meaning white-edged) and the area where the plants were found (Shikoku or
Wakayama)...H. kikutii polyneuron 'Shirofukurin
lance leaves, seven inches long and one and one-half inches wide with ten pairs
of veins and a white edge, one-fourth of an inch wide. The petiole is shorter
than the leaf blade....All three of these plants have wavy leaves and variegated
edges - they are jewels in any hosta lover's garden!"
went back and checked the original article and the name
was printed as H. 'Kifurkurin'.
The Genus Hosta by Schmid (1991),
we found that this plant is actually H. 'Kifukurin'.