MyHostas database



Originator(s)Murata 1962/AHS 1993

OriginChi Iwa, Aichi pr.,Japan

Size categorymedium - large

Plant height x width 

Leaf length x width25x20 cm (10x8 in.)

Vein pairs9-11

Leaf colorgreen


Leafwavy edge



Scape height 


Flower length 


Flowering periodAugust





InfoFrom the Greek hypo=back and leucon=white.
JN: Urajiro Giboshi = "white-backed hosta".
Large shiny green leaves with a heavy white back and pure white flowers.
A species from Japan known as the 'White-backed Hosta' because of the powdery white coating on the back of the leaves. In its natural habitat, it clings to rock cliffs in full sun, normally producing only one leaf per eye, but in cultivation it forms a more typical mound of large gray-green leaves with wavy edges. One of the most unusual of the species, probably of more interest to the collector or breeder than for landscape use. White flowers.
Very large shiny green leaves with pure-white reverse. Lavender flowers.
Large, shiny green leaves with a glaucous white backing, found growing on steep cliffs in Japan, lavendar flowers in August.
Glaucous olive-green, white undersides; heart to oval, slightly wavy margin.

Sportshypoleuca 'Shirofukurin' sport/gw
'Milky Rock' sport/os

Progeny'A Blue Streak' = 'First Impression' x PP
'A Lady in Blue' = 'William Lachman' x PP
'A Many-splendored Thing' = 'Dorothy Benedict' x PP
'American Gold Band' = 'Dorothy Benedict' x PP
'Aqua Duchess' = PP x 'Cartwheels'
'Arc de Triomphe' = 'Foxy Doxy' x PP
'Arch Duke' = PP x 'Cartwheels'
'Azure Snow' seedling
'Band of Gold' = 'Dorothy Benedict' x PP
'Bedford Blue' = PP x 'Halcyon'
'Big Top' = 'William Lachman' x PP
'Black Queen' selection
'Blue Ridge Mountains' = 'Galaxy' x PP
'Blueberry Pancakes' = 'Sea Prize' x PP
'Bluegrass Country' = 'Sea Prize' x PP
'Butternut Hill' = PP x hypoleuca
'Button Up' = PP x 'Uncle Miltie'
'Cascading Waters' = 'Liberty Bell' x PP
'Celestial' = 'Dorothy Benedict' x PP
'Clambake' hybrid
'Color a la Mode' = 'Color Fantasy' x PP
'Doublemint' = 'Herb Benedict' x PP
'Elkhart Lake' = PP x 'June'
'Eye of the Hurricane' = 'Calamity Jane' x PP
'Fickle Blue Genes' = 'William Lachman' x PP
'Final Answer' = 'Dorothy Benedict' x PP
'Floppy Disk' = 'Sea Prize' x PP
'Forgery' = 'Salute' x PP
'Ganny Sandy' = 'Beatrice' x PP
'Gazpacho' = 'Sea Prize' x PP
'Glacier Cascade' = kikutii x PP
'Gosan Sunproof' = PP x (longipes var. latifolia x montana)
'H. D. Thoreau' = 'Sagae' x PP
'Happy Valley' = 'P14-3' x PP
'High-rise' = 'Sea Prize' x PP
'Honey Hill Wrinkled Rainslicker' = 'Fragrant Bouquet' x PP
'Hottie' = (x 'Galaxy') x PP
hypoleuca 'Albiflora' selection
'King David' seedling
'Kiwi Hippo' = PP x longipes
'Koyurugi' = PP x kikutii var. caput-avis
'Lakeside Breaking News' = "LBSR" x PP
'Lakeside Lagoon' = PP x "blue seedling"
'Lasting Impressions' = 'First Impressions' x PP
'Lemon Meringue' seedling
'Lighthouse' = (F-1 seedling 'Dorothy Benedict') x PP
'Limestone Lover' hybrid
'Lucy' seedling
'Maekawa' selection
'Maggie May' hybrid
'Magnificent Obsession' = 'Galaxy' x PP
'Merry Sunshine' = 'Fascination' x PP
'Old Black Magic' = 'Sea Prize' x PP
'Olive Oil' = 'Yellow Splash' x PP
'Ooh La La' = 'Sea Prize' x PP
'Roller Coaster' = 'Dorothy Benedict' x PP
'Rumpled Sheets' seedling
'Sails at Sunset' = 'Dorothy Benedict' x PP
'Setsurei' = PP x pycnophylla
'Show Stopper' = PP x plantaginea
'Skyward' = 'Dorothy Benedict' x PP
'Splendor' = 'Galaxy' x PP
'Stellar by Starlight' = 'Dorothy Benedict' x PP
'Sun Chaser' = "'Dorothy Benedict' F-1" x PP
'Talladega' = PP x 'June'
'Thor' seedling
'Topsy Turvey' = 'William Lachman' x PP
'Uncle Albert' = PP x kikutii var. caput-avis
'Valley's Poker Face' = 'Red Sox' x PP
'Wild Blue Yonder' = 'Sea Prize' x PP
'Zydeco' = 'Sea Prize' x PP