Diana Grenfell from Lymington, Hampshire,
England, registered this cultivar in 1996 as a sport of H. 'Sum
and Substance'. It is a giant (33 inches high) plant with gold
leaf margins and 15 pairs of veins. Lavender flowers bloom in
late July into August.
The Hostapedia by
(2009), this cultivar "...was the first green-centered sport
of 'Sum and Substance' to be widely propagated by
tissue culture. Its margin is noticeable but narrow in comparison to
several newer cultivars."
Similar cultivars include H.
'Beauty Substance', H. 'Sum It Up' and H. 'Tiffney's Godzilla'.
Isobel Barnett popularly known as Lady Isobel Barnett, was a
British radio and television personality, popular during the
1950s and 1960s.
Fuchsia 'Lady Isobel Barnett' is also named for