H. longipes
'Tenryu Nishiki'

This seedling of H. longipes from an unidentified originator  in Japan was registered by Kevin Walek (Hosta Registrar) in 2009 and re-registered with new data in 2018. It is a large size (22 inches high by 64 inches wide) plant with green foliage that has greenish yellow marginal variegation. The leaves are slightly rippled, ovate, wavy, slightly shiny on top and have smooth texture. Medium purple flowers bloom on scapes about 30 inches tall in September. Seed set was not known at the time of registration.

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.

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