Hosta 'Ellen'

Oops! Sure looks as if this big green hosta is labeled as H. 'Ellen'. Unfortunately, the actual 'Ellen' is a 12 inch high mound with 3
˝ inch long leaves. We will try to get a true picture next summer. - Mr PGC

Peter Ruh of Ohio registered this cultivar on behalf of the originator, David Stone of Connecticut in 1987. The mound is a medium size about a foot tall with a spread of 2 feet. The slightly wavy leaves are almost triangular in shape. It bears dense clusters of purple flowers in July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...either is the same as H. nakaiana or a seedling of it."

This cultivar was named for Peter Ruh's daughter-in-law.

In The Hosta Journal (1992 Vol. 23 No. 1) there is an article by Peter Ruh about the so-called David Stone Medium hostas which went by a numbering system that started with DSM. This cultivar was called DSM #9 and was described as "Small, a H. nakaiana hybrid, rapid increaser, leaves green with sheen of blue, flowers off-white, cluster at top 2" of scape.

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