Volker Eschenbach of
nursery in Germany, this non-registered
cultivar is a sport of H. ‘Fortunei
with streaked variegation. It
starts the season
blue-green but later changes to dark green with cream
colored streaked variegation. 'Chiemsee Surprise' forms
a large size (23 inches high by 55 inches wide) mound.
Narrow, pale lavender flowers that are funnel shaped
form on 36 inch tall scapes from late July into August.
This cultivar may
stabilize into a green colored leaf with a cream colored
medial (center) variegation.
largest lake in Bavaria is the Chiemsee, which is
otherwise known as the "Bavarian Sea".