This is an incorrect or
outdated name for H. 'Kifurkurin'.
An article by Dr Ralph (Herb) Benedict
Hosta Journal (1992 Vol. 23 No. 1) discusses three forms
of H. kikutii brought from
the Minnesota garden of Hideko Gowen.
Herb wrote that " ...in 1982 she obtained the yellow edged
one, H. kikutii 'Kifurkurin' - it was labeled H. kikutii 'Variegata'. 'Variegata' is
an invalid name from Mr. Negishi. The plant has leaves eight inches long by four
inches wide. The leaf petiole is one and on-half to two times as long as the
leaf blade. It has a chartreuse margin about one-fourth of an inch wide and a
center which is a medium green. The bloom stalk is short and erect with a
typical bird-head shaped bud. It blooms in late August in
pale-lavender, wide-flared blooms....All three of these plants have wavy leaves
and variegated edges - they are jewels in any hosta lover's garden!"
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term shirofukurin or shiro fukurin as white-edge(d) or