self-pollinated seedling of H. 'Frances
Williams', this cultivar was originated by
Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan and registered by
Pauline Banyai of Michigan in 1990. This large size (24 inch
tall) mound of heavily corrugated, moderately wavy
foliage bears near white flowers from late June into July.
The Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009), "This
magnificent plant originated in Herb Benedict's
collection. During a 1991 conversation, he related
to me that it was a sibling to 'Dorothy
Benedict', meaning it was a seedling of 'Frances
Williams'. He had tentatively named his beautiful,
blue-leaved plant 'Michigan Blue', but gave it to
Pauline Banyai with permission to rename and
introduce it for sale."