Paul Aden of New York registered this
fast growing cultivar in 1979 as a hybrid of H. 'Green Wedge' × H. longipes but the
originator is unknown.
This is a large size (22 inches high by 52 inches wide), vase-shaped plant with arching, bright shiny
green foliage. It has pale lavender flowers on drooping scapes
from mid-August into September followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...can be ranked among the hosta
"classics". It continues to be admired for its arching mound of
foliage and unusual flowering habits...shows very little
resemblance to its registered parents, but comes very close to
H. kikutii var.
Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "A mature mound of 'Green Fountain' in full flower is a sight to behold...an
outstanding breeding plant,..."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "A very graceful hosta, best appreciated cascading
down walls or from terracotta chimney pots, but also valuable for its showy late
In an article about hybridizing by
Tony Avent in
Hosta Journal (1996 Vol. 27 No. 1), Tony gives the
following comments on cultivars he has introduced: "H.
Elvis Lives' - first
plant that I have seen to put blue color into a leaf like H. 'Green Fountain'.
Some of our newer hybrids with this are truly stunning...creamy edges...WOW!"