After a 5 year breeding project, here's a notable improvement over 'Mona Lavender' with dramatically larger flowers and better habit. Plush, velvety foliage is deep mallard-green with a vibrant purple back. Huge flower spikes are twice the size of Mona Lavender. Spikes emerge in large numbers and create an amazing floral effect that lasts for months. 'Velvet Elvis' has thick leaves that resist foliage diseases so they look great year-round.