A non-registered sport of
H. 'Umezawa', this hosta was originated by
Senkichi Umezawa from Japan. The small size plant has green leaves that have a
streaked variegation. It has dense clusters of pale
purple flowers 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.