Hosta 'Purple Lady Finger'
 

Robert Savory 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.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...(in 1983 Bob told me that this was a hybrid of H. longissima 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 Jima Closed'.

The 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.. ."


 
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