This is a sport of an unnamed seedling of
H. 'Frances Williams' that was registered
in 1993 and
with new data in 2018 by
of Ohio. The
medium size mound is about 12 inches high
and 33 inches wide. Its leaves are dark green with a
golden-yellow medial (center) variegation. The foliage is broadly ovate,
slightly rippled and dull on top. Pure white flowers bloom in July. Like its
famous ancestor, it also suffers some spring desiccation burn.
Kingwood Center is a horticultural garden in Mansfield, Ohio, which is located a short
Wade and Gatton Nursery (Closed 2019) of Ohio .
Originally, in 1993, this cultivar was listed as registered and originated by
Dr. Doug Beilstein provided corrected information on the originator
which was included in the 2018 re-registration.