(syn: H. 'Cho Ko Nishiki' - Japan) This is one of the most talked about hostas in any garden. The pointed, deeply-veined leaves are green with a multi-toned gold center. It emerges very late in spring with a bright gold center that changes later to white, then to a light/dark green contrast late in the season. When planted in morning sun, it holds its color better through the summer. The 3' wide clumps are topped with light lavender flowers in early summer on 48" scapes.