Hosta 'Hime Karafuto'

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...same as 'Hime Karafuto'...registered as a translation of 'Hime Karafuto', a Japanese name...'Princess of Karafuto' has been generally accepted."

This Hosta sieboldii type of plant originated in Japan. It forms a small size plant that grows to one foot tall and 26 inches wide with slightly wavy, smooth textured foliage. The purple flowers bloom in August.

"Hime Karafuto Gibōshi, the "small hosta from Karafuto," is found in the Karafuto area of Hokkaido and is similar if not identical to H. 'Ginko Craig'. Its Japanese name has been incorrectly translated to H. 'Princess of Karafuto'...and so this taxon is also cultivated under the latter name."

Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled, A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term hime as small, mini, dwarf or princess.

bullet H. 'Ginko Craig'
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