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Hosta 'Purple Passion'

Hosta (Medium)

Plant Type:


Hosta ‘Purple Passion’ (ex: Jonathan Lehrer) – is of unknown parentage but was registered by R. Benedict in the late 1980s. ‘Purple Passion’ forms a dense medium-sized mound 17” tall by 41” wide. The flowering scapes rise up to 33” tall in July to mid-August. The bright purple flowers are outstanding. They are followed by purple seed pods which extend seasonal interest of the plant. Interestingly, the leaves are a dull green above with glossy undersides. Size: 17 inches x 41 inches, scapes: 33 inches.

More About Hosta 'Purple Passion'

  • Outstanding Flowers
  • Size Classification: Medium


17 in


41 in




(3?)4 to 8
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Characteristics and Attributes for Hosta 'Purple Passion'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Hummingbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Woodland
  • Massing
  • Specimen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Woodland


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Hosta

Common Name: Hosta

Hosta. Hosta is a staple for shade gardeners. Hostas prefer open to dappled shade conditions. Early morning or late day sun is generally acceptable. The exception to the rule (and it seems in the plant world there is always at least one exception to the rule!) is Hosta plantaginea which requires more sun for flowering to occur. Hostas can fill a midsummer’s day dream with spikes of lavender, purple and white blossoms, some fragrant. There are growers and collectors who dislike hosta flowers though I find this a curious affectation; I am personally grateful for perennials of easy disposition that so readily bloom, carefree, adorning and lighting the woodland garden during a period that might otherwise be a flowerless void. Flower your garden! Dig in. Have fun. Hostas prefer fertile draining soil with many demonstrating moderate drought tolerance once established. Many of the following are offered as pot-grown divisions of our stock plants. Others are from tissue culture. For Hosta there are several different size charts available that can be found on line with some digging. Of course, some plants straddle these arbitrary determinations. We are using the following classification...

Mature Heights:

Miniature: less than 6 inches

Small: 6 - 12 inches

Medium: 12 - 18 inches

Large: 18 - 24 inches

Very Large: 24+ inches

Please note that if Hosta is purchased in our autumn shipping windows they will arrive cutback and ready for the long winter's nap.