This cultivar is a
self-pollinated seedling of H. 'Frances
Williams' which was introduced by
Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict
of Michigan in the early 1980s. It was registered on his
behalf by Registrar,
Kevin Walek in
This is a large size cultivar about 26 inches high by 68 inches wide with
intensely blue-green foliage. The leaves are heavily corrugated, heavily rippled
and glaucous on top and bottom. Near white flowers bloom from June into July on
scapes 20 to 30 inches tall. Seed set was not known at the time of registration.
It is a sibling to H. 'Dorothy Benedict'.