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Originator(s)Fumio Maekawa 1940/Pete & Jean Ruh 2002


Size categoryxtra large

Plant height x width85x200 cm (33x79 in.)

Leaf length x width36x25 cm (14x10 in.)

Vein pairs14-15

Leaf colordark green


Leafthick, shiny



Scape height200 cm (79 in.)

Flowernear white

Flower length7 cm (2.8 in.)


Flowering periodJuly - August





Info=nigrescens 'Elatior'.
JN:Seitaka Kuro Giboshi="black hosta with tall stature".
A very large shiny, dark green leaf. Huge vase shaped clump.
Immense vase-shaped mound of shiny medium green foliage; white flowers.
This is a monster in every sense of the word! Not only does the mound develop into a great specimen, but the flower scapes can reach up to 8 feet in height!
'Elatior' is an excellent accent plant which stays in prime condition from spring until late summer.
Glossy green leaves form an enormous, dramatic mound.
Giant plant, medium green leaves, thick substance, lavendar flowers on tall scapes July and August.

Sports'Incognito' sport/gy
'Justice' sport/os
'Niagara on the Lake' sport/os
'Victory' sport/gy

Progeny'Alex' = 'Dorothy Benedict' x PP
'All that Jazz' = 'Christmas Tree Gala' x PP
'Big Dude' = montana f. macrophylla x PP
'Blonde Impressions' = PP x 'High Noon'
'Chairman of the Board' = 'Dorothy Benedict' x PP
'Commander' = 'Neat Splash' x PP
'Diva' seedling
'Elatior Falls' = PP x 'Niagara Falls'
'Ersatz' hybrid
'Fiftieth Anniversary' = ('Christmas Tree Gala' x 'Big John') x PP
'Green Heron' = PP x 'Creme de Menthe'
'Gretchen' seedling
'Hearts on Fire' = 'Swoosh' x PP
'Heavenly Beginnings' = 'Dorothy Benedict' x PP
'High Heels' = (x 'Dorothy Benedict') x PP
'Key West' = PP x 'High Noon'
'Lenape' selfed
'Mardi Gras' = 'Christmas Tree Gala' x PP
'Master of Ceremonies' = 'Dorothy Benedict' x PP
'Mississippi River' = 'Piecrust Power' x PP
'Quicksilver' = 'Dark Star' x PP
'Russ O'Hara' selection
'Spartan Glory' = 'HB87-1' x PP
'Spotlight' = 'Fort Knox' x PP
'Touch the Sky' = 'William Lachman' x PP
'Unchained Melody' = 'DB-87-2' x PP
'Viva Las Vegas' = 'Christmas Tree Gala' x PP
'Wolf' seedling
'Yankee Blue' = 'Blue Arrow' x PP