This cultivar was registered on behalf of the
Gus Krossa by Peter Ruh of Ohio in 1991 and is a sport of H. 'Fortunei
Aureomarginata'. This plant is medium size (18 inches high)
mound with a
moderate level of bloom on the undersides of the leaves. It
bears pale lavender flowers in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "There are two cultivars that have gone by the name
'Broad Band'. Peter Ruh
renamed the 'Fortunei' type 'Krossa Broad Band', but it is still
typically labeled 'Broad Band' in most collections. I've
also seen a gold-margined H. 'Elegans'
with this name in a few gardens."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Crown Royalty', H. 'Jester' and H. 'Joker'.