This fast growing
cultivar of unidentified parentage was registered by
Stuart Asch of Michigan
in 2009. It is a miniature size plant only 5
inches high with a spread of 20 inches with dark green
foliage. The leaves are rippled, lightly cupped, lightly
folded, moderately wavy, lanceolate and slightly shiny
on top. Purple flowers in abundance are produced from
August followed by burgundy colored seed pods.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "While the wavy, clear green foliage of 'Bri Bear' forms
an attractive, dense mound, its most striking feature is
a tremendous show of purple flowers in August. This
would make a great edging plant or low ground cover."
The originator made the following comment on the
of Seedy Fellows website: "Bri Bear has wavy green
leaves forming a dense mound. Most attractive feature is
the tremendous show of purple flowers in late July
through mid August. Would make a great edging plant. I
named this after my son. "