Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan and
Wilkins of Michigan in 1995, this cultivar is a seedling of H. 'Maruba Iwa'. It
forms a medium size (13 inches high) mound of shiny foliage.
Pale purple flowers bloom from mid-September into October.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), it is "...attractive foliage but highly rated for
its late season flowering..."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Grand