Registered and originated by
Kovalcsik of Michigan in
this cultivar is a seedling of H. 'Red
H. 'Mikawa-no-yuki'. It is a medium size plant
about 14 inches high by 34 inches wide with medium green
colored foliage. The flat leaves are slightly shiny on
top, slightly rippled and lanceolate in shape with a
tapered base. Its petioles have very bright plum-red
speckles at the base which fade to a duller red speckles
at the top with some carrying up into the leaf blade.
The medium lavender flowers bloom from late August into
September on dark mulberry colored scapes about 24
inches tall. This cultivar bears viable seeds in green
pods with a faint purple striping.
registration materials state: "...Leaves remain in
a state of near perfection from emergence to frost.
Elegant, draping form, rich petiole & scape colors, and
bright sheen on rippled leaves. Low-swaying
mulberry-colored scapes peek up through leaves like
purple dragon heads...H. 'Pebble Creek Crackerjacks'
honors my father. The name is pluralized because it
refers to both the sterling quality of the plant and the
sterling nature of my father. The man and the plant --
two crackerjacks. He was crackerjack at everything he
did, and I loved him dearly. He'd often surprise me with
a treat he enjoyed as a boy -- a box of Cracker Jack. It
was always exciting to find the hidden prize. Getting
'Red Dragon' to set pod for me was an unexpected treat,
and this progeny is the prize!"
cultivar came from the same cross as H. 'Pebble
Creek Moon Journey'.