This non-registered cultivar is a
sport of H. venusta from
Japan. It forms a small size
plant with green foliage that has a white medial (center)
variegation. The plant bears purple flowers in July.
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term otome as maiden, 'Otome Gibōshi' or
H. venusta and the term shironakafu or shiro nakafu as white-center(ed).