This is a commonly occurring
tissue culture sport of H. 'Sagae' which was
Mark Zilis of Illinois in 1999. The giant size (31 inches high) cultivar is known
for its upright form. The foliage is wavy and deeply lobed at
the base. It produces pale lavender flowers on scapes up to 50
inches tall from mid-July into August.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...has been a colossal failure. It is a very poor grower and
certainly is a test for the most ardent collector. 'Ōgon Sagae' apparently is different from this plant and is a much better