Hosta 'Heartleaf'

A H. nakaiana seedling, this cultivar was registered in 1971 by Eunice V. Fisher of Wisconsin. 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."

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

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