Tony Avent of North Carolina has a
knack for choosing unusual names for his introductions and 'Elvis
Lives' is no exception. It is a fast growing hybrid of H. 'Peter
Pan' × H. 'Green Fountain'
that Tony registered in 1995. The plant forms a large size (18 inches high
by 40 inches wide) mound
blue-green leaves that become dark green by mid-summer. Pale purple
flowers open from mid-July into August followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by
(2009), "Several hybridizers have found it to be a useful
breeding plant, either as a pod or a
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009)
states: "Blue suedelike upper surface of the leaf is
apparent for longer in cooler climates. A moderate increaser."