cultivar from Japan is a hybrid of a wild form of H. longipes
named H. 'Chichibu'.
It has green foliage with a wide, pure white medial
(center) variegation. The clump is a small to medium
size (6 to 10 inches high with a spread of 8 to 12
inches) with leaves that are very shiny underneath,
slightly wavy and have heart shaped bases. 'Kinu-no-yuki'
bears dense clusters of pale purple flowers with purple
anthers on 20 to 30 inch tall scapes in August into September.
An article about H. 'Kinu-no-yuki' by Akira Horinaka in
Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 1) says, "This is
a very beautiful new cultivar of H. longipes. ..a hybrid of a wild form of
H. longipes named 'Chichibu'...and another
collected form of H. longipes ...called 'Tochiga'...A
relative of 'Kinu-no-yuki', 'Mine-no-yuki' is a hybrid of the wild form of
'Chichibu' and the cultivar 'Kinusouri' (itself a hybrid of a white-veined, wild
'Chichibu' and 'Tochigi')....'Kinu-no-yuki' has a snow-white center with an
irregular and narrow green border...[nearly 2 inch-long] leaf...has the most
pure white center I have ever seen."