This cultivar of unidentified parentage was registered by
Tony Avent of
Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina
in 1993. It forms a
medium size mound one foot tall and 29 inches wide. The leaves
have a slightly wavy margin. Pale purple flowers bloom in June.
The Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009), "The greatest interest surrounding
this cultivar concerns its unusual name. In the garden, it
becomes a plain green mound of foliage."
In an article about hybridizing by
Tony Avent in
Hosta Journal (1996 Vol. 27 No. 1), Tony gives the
following comments on cultivars he has introduced: "H. 'Elephant Burger' - op
(open-pollinated) seedling of unknown parent from a hosta that I found in an
old garden...uniquely corrugated foliage...introduced as a breeder only...makes
great offspring when used as a pollen parent to put leaf corrugation in fast
growing smaller hostas."