This cultivar, described as a
Tardiana-type, was registered in 2005 by
Peter Ruh of Ohio on behalf of
Eric Smith of
England . The small size plant reaches a
height of about 11 inches with a spread of 20 inches. Its leaves
are nearly heart shaped, slightly cupped and faintly corrugated
with good substance. In July, it bears medium purple flowers.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "A specimen of 'Purbeck Mist', donated by
Roger Bowden of
Devon, England was auctioned at the 2004
Convention of The
American Hosta Society...originated with Eric Smith, who gave his seedling
to collector Julie Morss over thirty years ago. Ann and Roger
Bowden later obtained it when Julie Morss moved."