Hosta 'Heartleaf'

A Hosta nakaiana seedling, this cultivar was registered in 1971 by Eunice V. Fisher. The mound is about 19 inches high and 4 feet wide with leaves that may be cupped either up or down. It has medium lavender flowers in mid July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...still one of the best for flower effect when used as a ground cover."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Big Hearted' and H. 'Brooke'.

Seedlings include H. 'Swirling Hearts'.

These 2010 photos come from the Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside, tours and vendors at the 2010 American Hosta Society National Convention in Minnesota, Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens, Toledo Botanical Garden and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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