This cultivar was registered by
Peter Ruh of Ohio in 1999 on
behalf of the originator,
William Borsch and Sons nursery in Multnomah, Oregon. It forms a giant size (38
inches high), semi-upright mound with very pale lavender flowers in late June to
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This plant was known as "Borsch #1" in collections
for many years. It shows a close affinity to
H. montana, which is
evidenced by its whitish floral bracts."
"Plant is identical to H. 'King James',
a name given by Summers
to a H. montana form plant
received under number (probably B-1)
Similar cultivars include H. 'Borsch 4'.