of Savory's Gardens in Minnesota registered this cultivar in 1982. It forms a medium
size (16 inches high) mound with narrow, wavy,
elliptical green leaves and closed purple flowers from August into September.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...(in 1983 Bob told me that this was a hybrid of
x H. clausa
and that the flowers reminded him of lady finger
firecrackers.)...The chief ornamental feature of
'Purple Lady Finger' are its closed purple flowers and wavy
green foliage that makes a neat, low mound."
A comment on the Hosta Library says that H. 'Purple Lady
Finger' has "purple
flowers that elongate but do not open."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Saishu
Hosta Journal, (2006 Vol. 37 No. 2), in an article
about flower characteristics stated that this cultivar has "...purple flowers
that elongate but do not open.. ."