This cultivar was listed on the
MyHostas Database website.
As a non-registered sport of
H. longipes, this
hosta should be a small to
medium size (6 to 10 inches high with a spread of 8 to 12 inches) with foliage that is medium to dark green, smooth textured and has thick
substance. Leaves are very shiny underneath, slightly wavy and
heart shaped bases. It has dense clusters of pale purple flowers
with purple anthers borne on
20 to 30 inch scapes in August into September.
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.
This cultivar has streaked variegation
which differentiates it from the species form and habit.