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Mito-no-hana (Tenjin Yama Bunen Nursery NR)

Photo by Gail Russo

Mito-no-hana (Tenjin Yama Bunen Nursery NR)

Photo by Sue Smith

Mito-no-hana (Tenjin Yama Bunen Nursery NR)

Photo by Toyozo Nakayama

Mito-no-hana (Tenjin Yama Bunen Nursery NR)

Photo by Hugo Philips

Mito-no-hana (Tenjin Yama Bunen Nursery NR)

Photo by Danny Van Eechaute

Mito-no-hana (Tenjin Yama Bunen Nursery NR)

Photo by Toyozo Nakayama

Mito-no-hana (Tenjin Yama Bunen Nursery NR)

Photo by Gail Russo

Mito-no-hana (Tenjin Yama Bunen Nursery NR)

Photo by Cornelia Holland

Mito-no-hana (Tenjin Yama Bunen Nursery NR)

Photo by Hugo Philips

From Japan, this plant already has its own mythology. The variegation is a white/yellow/cream stripe which surrounds and includes each vein in the leaf. It is a sieboldii mutation with a pattern similar to the rectifolia cultivar 'Amime Tachi'. It looks very unhosta-like but certainly interesting. There is debate over the source of this variegation pattern, but it has never been shown to be caused by a virus, as some suspect.