This sport of H. 'Amy Aden' was introduced (but not originated) by
Paul Aden of New York.
It was registered by
Mark Zilis of Illinois in 2010 as a small size, dense
mound of medium gold foliage about 10 inches high by 25
inches wide. The leaves are narrowly ovate, moderately wavy,
ovate, dull on top and have thin
substance. It bears tubular pale purple flowers in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Though lacking in substance, 'Blonde Elf' makes a
tremendous, low ground cover. Its mound habit is very dense and
the growth rate is very fast."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Sport of H. 'Fresh'...Increases
rapidly...Useful as an edging hosta or at the front
of the border. Leaf color holds well into autumn."