Hosta 'Pure Heart'

This slow growing tissue culture sport of H. 'Blue Mouse Ears' was registered by Walters Gardens, Inc. of Michigan in 2009. It is a miniature size plant about 3˝ inches high by 5 inches wide with slightly blue-green foliage that has a creamy white medial (center) variegation. The leaves are broadly ovate, flat, dull on top and have a rounded base. Medium lavender flowers with darker veins bloom from June into July. It sets seeds but their viability was undetermined at the time of registration.

According to The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy Guest Shadrack and Michael Shadrack (2010), "...a fine addition to the H. 'Blue Mouse Ears' dynasty...Needs tender loving care when first planted. An excellent plant for the shaded rockery and fairy garden, and a fine addition to the H. 'Blue Mouse Ears' dynasty."

Jan van den Top, hybridizer from the Netherlands, believes that H. 'Pure Heart' is actually the same as H. 'Desert Mouse'.

The Hosta Journal (2012 Vol. 43 No 2) in an article by Warren I. Pollock (pg. 16) listed the following:

Mouse Ears Series of Hostas

Plain Colored Leaves
Blue-Green Center, Creamy Yellow or White Margin
Blue-Green Center, White Margin
Creamy Yellow or White Center, Blue-Green Margin
White Center All Season, Blue-Green Margin
Streaked Leaves
Unusual Variegation

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