A hybrid of H. 'William
Lachman' × H. 'Blue Moon', this
cultivar was originated by
Dr. Lloyd (Gil) Jones
of Michigan and registered on his behalf in 2009 by
Kevin Walek (Hosta Registrar). It is a small size hosta
with dark green foliage that has a creamy white medial (center) variegation with
some streaking in the center of the leaf. Pale lavender flowers bloom in July followed by reddish seed pods.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...makes a striking, low mound of
white-centered foliage. Unfortunately, it has the reputation of
burning out in the center when exposed to too much direct
Sports include H. 'Heart's
An article by Akira Horinaka in
Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 1) says, "Other
white-centered hostas with bold green borders are 'Banana Boat', 'Warwick
Delight', 'Pandora's Box', 'Sea Thunder' and 'Fire and Ice'. Those with a narrow
green border include 'Morinji Nishiki',
'Otome-no-mai', 'Hakuba' and 'White Christmas'."
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term otome as maiden, 'Otome Giboshi' or
H. venusta and the term nishiki as brocade (rich-colored woven fabric) i.e.
something colorful and beautiful.