This non-registered cultivar from
Jan van den Top of the
Netherlands is a sport of H. 'One Iota Supreme' and
is very similar to H. 'Pure Heart'.
It is a miniature size plant about 3½ inches high by 5 inches wide
with slightly blue-green foliage that has a creamy white medial
(center) variegation. The leaves are broadly ovate, flat, dull on
top and have a rounded base. Medium lavender flowers with darker
veins bloom from June into July.
van den Top, believes that H. 'Pure
Heart' is actually the same as H. 'Desert
An article by
Warren I. Pollack in
Hosta Journal (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled
Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for
Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas
which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have
indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same
plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary
in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the
casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the
plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.
'Pure Heart' is included on two look-alike lists in this
article. Following an algebra rule I learned in the last century, if
A=B and B=C, then A=C so all the hostas on both lists should be
look-alikes...right? Also, all the hostas on both lists are medially
(center) variegated except for H. 'Mighty Mouse' which has
List #1 -
H. 'Holy Mouse Ears',
H. 'Mighty Mouse',
H. 'Mouse Trap', H.
'Pure Heart' and
List #2 - H.
Mouse', H. 'Mighty
Moe', H. 'Minerva
Mouse Ears' and
H. 'Pure Heart'