A sport of H. 'Fortunei Stenantha',
this cultivar was registered by
Dr. Charles Purtymun
and Jay Hyslop
of Walden West Nursery of Oregon in 1999. It forms a
large size mound of foliage with a yellow marginal variegation which may change to
greenish (like the one shown above) later in the summer. The
leaves are slightly corrugated and broadly wavy. Its pale
lavender flowers bloom in mid-July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...known for many years in the nursery trade as H.
fortunei stenantha aureo-marginata, then 'Fortunei Stenantha
Aureomarginata'...has been labeled as 'Mackwoods No. 23' and
'Fool's Gold'...makes an impressive mound of broadly wavy,
variegated foliage. The margins are bright in the spring and
fading by early summer."
plant may have been sold in the past as Mackwoods No. 23.