Chick Wasitis of Bridgewood
Gardens from Maryland, this
non-registered cultivar is a sport of H. 'Sum and
Substance'. It forms a giant size (36 inches high by 70
inches wide) clump. The leaves are moderately corrugated,
have deeply lobed margins, are cupped both up and down and have a
long, distinct tip. It has thick substance which makes it
resistant to slug damage. From late July into August, it
produces large pale lavender flowers on four foot tall scapes.
The main difference
between H. 'Tail Feathers' and its mother plant
is the appearance of yellowish "feathering" (streaked
variegation) up some of the leaf veins. The color starts
at the mid-vein and extends to different lengths in
individual veins. It changes from leaf to leaf and from
year to year.