This cultivar of unidentified origin and unidentified parentage was registered by
Kevin Walek (Hosta Registrar) in 2009. It is a medium size plant about 15 inches
high by 29 inches wide with medium green foliage with a
white marginal variegation. The leaves are slightly
rippled, elliptic and slightly shiny on the bottom.
Lavender, tubular flowers bloom from July into
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...is either the same as 'Ginko Craig' or closely
related to it."
suspect that this plant was named for John Elsley from Wayside
Gardens in South Carolina. There
are also a cultivars named H. 'Elsley
Runner' and H. 'John