This small size (9 inches
high by 20 inches wide) non-registered cultivar is a sport of H. 'Tsuguru
Japan. It is all green in color and
bears medium purple flowers from late July into August.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Its show of purple flowers in late summer is
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term aoba
as green leaf and the term komachi as a beauty or a belle.
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'."