Maxine Armstrong of
1970, this cultivar is a seedling of
H. nakaiana. It forms a
large size (23 inches high) mound of heart shaped, slightly corrugated, wavy leaves. Funnel
shaped, pale lavender flowers bloom from late June into July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Though 'Valentine Lace' is listed as a seedling of
H. nakaiana, the pollen parent must have been either H. 'Elegans'
Gigantea'. Not only is it much larger than H. nakaiana, the number of
vein pairs, waviness of the foliage, and flowering habits indicate a much larger