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HostaPeek-a-boo Purple

Statusregistered

Originator(s)Don Dean 2011

Origin(('Liberty Bell' x ('Urajiro Hachijo' x pycnophylla)) x 'Ebony Spires') x 'Venet

Size category 

Plant height x width35x95 cm (14x37 in.)

Leaf length x width18x8 cm (7x3 in.)

Vein pairs6-7

Leaf colorblue-green

Variegation 

Leafa bit rippled margin, very wavy, a bit corrugated, a bit twisted

Petiolered

Scapeburgundy

Scape height80 cm (31 in.)

Flowerlavender

Flower length5 cm (2 in.)

Fragrant 

Flowering periodJuly - August

Fertile 

Podgreen

Ploidy 

Patents 

InfoH. 'Peek-a-boo Purple' first caught the eye of hosta enthusiasts during the 2010 AHS national convention held in the Twin Cities. This blue-green plant quickly forms a flared upright mound standing 14' high and spanning 37' across of wavy, lance-shaped leaves. Strong petioles hold foliage such that heavily saturated burgundy of the petiole is shown from all vantage points between the blue-green leaves. Matching heavily saturated scapes emerge in proportion to the clump to bring the purple above the foliage in mid-season.

Sports'Kinky Boots' sport/gw

Progeny