Growing up I spent a lot of time in the summer swimming in Elkhart Lake (I'm sure this hosta is not named after this lake). My mom was a school secretary and had her summers off. So we would go to Elkhart Lake at least once a week. There was a public swimming area there complete with a concession stand full of ice cream and candy. It was a great sandy beach, and I would spend only enough time out of the water to gobble down some lunch. So when I saw the name on this hosta, I just had to have it no matter what it looked like.
'Elkhart Lake' is a medium to large hosta with large green leaves. It has white undersides and large lavender colored flowers. The leaves also have a wavy margin. Pair this one with white margined or gold colored hostas.
|'Elkhart Lake' 2009
|'Elkhart Lake' 2011