A sport of
Japan, this cultivar forms a medium to large size mound that
emerges late in spring.
The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), "...foliage is similar to 'Choko Nishiki', but not as streaky as 'Shuho
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.