This cultivar was registered by
Bob Kuk of Kuk's Forest in Ohio in 1990 as a sport of H.
'Josephine'. It grows
into a large size (20 inches high) mound with shiny, dark green foliage that is
slightly corrugated and has good substance. Tall scapes (33
inches tall) produce pale purple flowers in late July and into
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...has always been one of my favorite
green-leaved cultivars. It offers shiny, dark green foliage,
attractive flowers, and a good growth rate. Leave space for it
in your garden."