This 1993 registrant from
Tony Avent of
Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina
is the result of the cross, H. 'August Moon' × H. 'Tardiflora'.
It forms a small size, 13 inch high mound that is about 33 inches
wide. The leaves are shiny, slightly wavy and with good
substance. Leaf petioles have purple dots. Lavender flowers
bloom in late August.
Barney Fife was a character on the Andy Griffith Show on TV in the late 1950s
and into the 1960s. It was played by Don Knotts.
In an article about hybridizing by
Tony Avent in
Hosta Journal (1996 Vol. 27 No. 1), Tony gives the
following comments on cultivars he has introduced: "H. 'Barney Fife' - brother
to above (H. 'Andy Taylor')...nearly pink flowers."