This non-registered cultivar of
unidentified origin is by
Kenji Watanabe of
Japan. It forms a small size mound with narrow, variably streaked foliage. The leaves are
elliptic when young and lanceolate at maturity. Medium purple
flowers bloom from late July into August.
An article by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (2008 Vol. 39 No. 2) quotes
W. George Schmid: "H. 'Tsugaru Komachi' ('The Little Maiden from Tsugaru')...is variegated
but unstable . Though [the green form] is most commonly known by 'Aoba Komachi' [Ao
means "green" and Aoba means green leaf], this name may not be specific
enough because there are other all-green hostas that look just like the
reverted, green form of 'Tsugaru Komachi'...My opinion is it should be 'Aoba Tsugaru Komanchi' to indicate it is specifically the green reversion of 'Tsugaru Komachi'."