This cultivar of unidentified parentage was registered by
Peter Ruh of Ohio in 2005 on behalf of
Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan. The dense, medium size mound has leaves
that are very narrow on young plants that becomes ovate at
maturity of the clump. The foliage is wavy, dull on the top and
shiny on the underside. It bears bright purple flowers in large
numbers in July to mid-August. Many of the seed pods are reddish
purple in color.
A comment on the Hosta Library says that H. 'Purple Passion' has "deep purple
blossoms with bronzed purple scapes and seed pods."
Similar hostas include
Seedlings include H. 'Nooner'.
Hosta Journal, (2006 Vol. 37 No. 2), in an article
about flower characteristics stated that this cultivar has "...deep purple
blossoms with bronzed purple scapes and seed pods.. ."