self-pollinated seedling of H. 'Tsuma Tajima' was registered by
Dr. Ralph (Herb)
and Dorothy Benedict of Michigan in 2004. It is a small size plant
(10 inches high by 28 inches wide) that
has medium green foliage with unstable creamy yellow streaked
variegation. The ovate leaves are slightly rippled and
very shiny on top and bottom with deep purple speckling 3/4 of the way up the
Medium lavender colored flowers bloom from
September into October on reddish purple scapes 11 to 14
inches tall. It sets viable seeds in medium green pods that are streaked in pale
registration materials state: "...streaked and
mottled with red-purple speckling 3/4 up petiole and full length of flower
scapes...streaked and mottled colors turn creamy white to pale yellow."
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This cultivar honors the maiden name of
Hideko Gowen... Tsuma Tajima was her mother's name."