Dr. Dick and Jane Ward of Ohio in 1997, this is a
reversed sport of H. 'Gold
Standard'. It forms a large size (20 inches high)
mound of ovate shaped foliage with average substance. from mid-July into August, it bears pale lavender flowers on 36 inch tall
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), it has a "...wide margin that turns gold on the same
schedule as the gold center of 'Gold Standard'...first saw in
1986; have seen this mutation develop many times."
'Sarah Jane' honors a granddaughter who is the sister of
Similar cultivars include H. 'Collector's Banner' and H. 'Foreign Exchange'.