Friday, March 9, 2012

Hosta Kifukurin Ko Mame (mini hosta)

I got mine from Anne last May 2011, and it is enjoying my backyard. Fast grower and just graceful.

'Kifukurin Ko Mame' is a sport of gracillima, sometimes seen incorrectly labeled gracillima 'Variegata'. It is a "mini" from Japan, displaying shiny, dark green, wavy leaves with creamy margins. In Japanese Ko means "small" and Mame is "a pea" so the name translates to "gold-margined, very small hosta." A mature clump will be only 3"-5" wide. Flowers are a lovely purple (1)

H. gracillima 'Kifukurin Ko Mame'.

This hosta will set seed on a green pod according to the Hosta Registrar. (2)


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