This sport of H. 'August Moon' was registered by
Mark Zilis of Illinois in 1985. It forms a large size (19 inches high) mound that has
foliage with a light green center and a narrow white marginal
to the leaf. It also has a
drawstring effect on the leaves. Pale
lavender flowers bloom from mid-July into August.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "When I found the first sport out
of 'August Moon' in the early 1980s, I was quite excited...Then,
after naming, registering and marketing the plant for a few
years, it became evident that, with maturity, the margins
developed the dreaded "drawstring" effect. In fact, that term
was introduced to "hostadom" to describe what was happening to
is the white-margined sport of H. 'August Moon'.
Characterized by a spring flush of cupped-rugose leaves which
usually stay chartreuse, especially during dry and hot spring
seasons. The second summer flush of leaves emerges and stays
more yellow and is not quite as rugose and cupped. Som mutants
do not have cupped leaves..."