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Elata (Europe 02)

Photo by Bob Axmear

Elata (Europe 02)

Photo by Rik Desmedt

Elata (Europe 02)

Photo by Paul Henjum

Elata (Europe 02)

Photo by Bevie Schmidt

Elata (Europe 02)

Photo by Bevie Schmidt

Elata (Europe 02)

Photo by Viktoria Serafin

'Elata' came to us from Hylander in 1954. It is a very large plant (40 x26") with 40" flower scapes). The leaves are exceptionally large, furrowed with sunken veins, and oval-shaped tapering to a point. Grenfell says that some forms have rippled margins. The leaf is a middle green with a matte surface. The underside is heavily glaucous. It is a vigorous plant with lavender, funnel-shaped flowers. Schmid considers the plant a hybrid cultigen which originated in Europe. He also speculates that it is extremely polymorphic and that the European stock has a mixed ancestry going back to Funkia sieboldi (1839). He adds that this taxon is not found in the wild in Japan.