of Virginia registered this
self-pollinated seedling of the species,
in 2000. Growing into a medium size (16 inches high) mound, this cultivar has
moderately rippled foliage that twists or curls at the tip and is
ovate in shape with reddish petioles. The pale bluish lavender
flowers bloom in late August to September.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This plant would not be in existence today if not
tissue culture. In the late 1990s,
Kevin Walek remarked to
me that his only plant of 'Gilt by Association' was fully engulfed
with foliar nematodes and he was ready to destroy it. I told him
that, when done properly, nematode infested plants would be freed of
the infection if propagated by tissue culture. He sent me his plant
and the thousands of nematode free 'Gilt by Association' plants
attest to the value of "TC"."