This cultivar is a non-registered form of H. longipes hostas from Japan. It is a small to medium size (6 to 10
inches high with a spread of 8 to 12 inches) with green
foliage. The leaves are very shiny underneath, slightly
wavy and have heart shaped bases. It has dense clusters
of pale purple flowers with purple anthers borne on 20
to 30 inch 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."