A cross between a plant called
"Hadrava Seedling RD-BS-1" x H. 'Galaxy', this cultivar was registered by
Jerry Hadrava of Iowa in
1999 as part of his Rosedale Series. The giant size mound grows to about 30 inches in
height by 74 inches in width. Its leaves are slightly rippled,
slightly corrugated and have a thin bloom on the underside.
Lavender flowers bloom in July on 42 inch tall scapes.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...honors a 1950s era
rock-and-roller. Though his actual name was spelled "Ritchie
Valens", Jerry chose to spell it "Richie Vallens"."