This is a sport of an unnamed hybrid plant
that was the result of a cross of
H. 'Crepe Suzette' × H. 'Blue Moon'. H. 'Karen' was registered by
Dr. Bob Olson
in 1999. This small size plant (6 inches high) has slightly
corrugated leaves. It develops pale lavender flowers in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Bob
Olson named this attractive,
low, dense mound of white edged foliage for his wife."
Do not confuse it with another cultivar called H. 'Karin'.
Named for Bob's wife.