Registered by Dr. Doug and Mardy Beilstein of Ohio in
this upright growing cultivar is a large size (28 inches
high by 45 inches wide) seedling of H. 'Brutus' ×
H. 'Abiqua Recluse'. Its blue-green foliage is
nearly round, heavily cupped, folded, heavily corrugated
and dull on top. Pale lavender flowers bloom from June
into July on scapes 36 to 38 inches tall followed by
The registration materials state: "...Captures
characteristics from both parents. Large clump size and
very corrugated, very cupped leaves resemble Brutus'
home stadium filled with cheering fans."
Horseshoe is the nickname of the football stadium at The
Ohio State University.