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Hosta 'Blonde Elf'

Hosta 'Blonde Elf' (Plantain Lily)

Common Name

Plantain Lily


Moist but not wet


Tolerates a little morning sun


8 inches high x 24 inches wide

Action and Timing

Thin leaves of chartreuse turning golden-yellow with widely rippled edge. Flowers are lavender.

Nursery Notes

Propagate by division.


Despite its boring look, blonde elf can be employed to good use as an edger or front of border plant, I once saw it alternated with blue and dark green hostas in alternate fashion around the base of trees....the effect was outstanding and I took a photo but can't find it now. Bugger.

This plant was added to the database on 18th December, 2009.

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