Hosta 'Purple Elf'


Registered by Zhiyang Liu of Harbin/Heilongjiang, China in 2020, this fast growing, miniature to small size (6.5 inches high by 11 inches wide) cultivar is of unidentified parentage. It is dark green with ovate foliage that is relatively flat and dull on top. Deep purple flowers bloom from late July into September on scapes 12 to 14 inches tall followed by viable seeds in black pods.

The registration materials state: "...Purple flowers atop light green leaves that turn dark green later in the season...color deepens over the season...tissue cultured sport of Unnamed Cultivar."


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