Peter Ruh of Ohio registered this
upright cultivar of unidentified parentage in
modified in 2022.
It was originated by
Heinz Klose of
Staudengärtnerei Klose in Germany and named by
of Michigan in the 1960's.
The fast growing medium size (17 inches high by 20
inches wide) mound of light green foliage. The leaves
are slightly rippled and have pink petioles with the
color extending up into the leaf. Deep purple flowers
bloom from July into August on scapes up to 26 inches
tall followed by seeds in purplish pods.
registration materials state: "2022 Correction to
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "It is a derivation of
except for the fact that the flowers fully open and it readily
forms seed pods. Pete named this plant for Gus Krossa's hometown
This plant was once known as "Klose Seedling
include H. clausa normalis.