There has been some confusion as
to the proper name of this small, white margined hosta.
It was originally considered a species, H.
Schmid (1991) changed its status to a cultivar, H. 'Helonioides'.
The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000) believes that it is the same plant as the
classic H. 'Ginko Craig' while the plant that was sold in the U.S. for many years as
H. heloniodes albo-picta is actually
This cultivar from
Japan forms a
small size mound of narrow green foliage with a thin, creamy
white marginal variegation. It bears purple flowers in