Shaw of Massachusetts,
the originator of the "Birchwood" group of cultivars, registered this
plant in 1986. It has yellow (lutescent) leaves that are cordate
and flat in shape. This medium size (17 inches high by 43 inches
wide) plant with foliage that starts the season
chartreuse but changes to gold in color later. has lavender, bell-shaped flowers are borne on 38
inch scapes. It has a fast growth rate. It is probably a hybrid of
The Hostapedia by
(2009), "This cultivar ranks as the most famous of the 'Birchwoods"
and is the first of which I became aware. 'Birchwood Parky's Gold'
produces a good show of lavender flowers over a dense, symmetrical
mound of gold, heart shaped foliage...it has been known by an
amazing number of other names, including 'Golden
Nakaiana', H. nakaiana 'Golden', Parkman Shaw', 'Parkman Shaw
391', 'Parky', 'Parky's Birchwood Gold' and 'Parky's Gold'."