A hybrid of H. 'Amy Aden' × H.
pulchella, this cultivar was registered by
Paul Aden of New York in
1987. It forms a low mound about 6 inches high by 18 inches wide
of medium to dark green leaves with a yellow to creamy white
marginal variegation. The foliage is heavily rippled and has
thin substance. Its medium purple flowers bloom in August.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Some collectors feel that there are two forms of this
plant (one small, one medium-size). This, however, may just
reflect differences in maturity between clumps."
strongly suspect that this cultivar was NOT named for Hall of
Tiger (and Cincinnati Reds) baseball manager Sparky Anderson...but I just couldn't resist
including his picture.