This medium size (17 inches high) cultivar was registered by Paul Aden of New York in 1978. It is a seedling cross of H. 'Gay Feather' with a creamy white center and bright purple flowers. Perhaps because of the large amount of white variegation, it is reportedly difficult to grow.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Its laggard growth rate and propensity to sport all-green foliage, however, eventually led to a steep decline in nursery sales. In fact, it is hard to find well-grown specimens of the true plant anymore."

"Plant is reported to be the same or nearly the same as H. 'Gay Feather', but the latter is a larger cultivar...melting out has been reported and can be delayed by planting in optimum sun."

According to Schmid (1991), this is a hybrid of H. 'Aden No. 378' × H. 'Aden No. 322'.


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