Registered by Scott
Mark Malaguerra of Georgia in
an upright growing, large size (24 inches high by 40
sport of H. 'Empress
Wu'. The slightly blue-green
foliage has a medium green marginal variegation. Its
leaves are nearly round, moderately corrugated, slightly
wavy and dull on top. Pale lavender flowers bloom from
June into July.
The registration materials state: "...Variegated form of 'Empress Wu'
with large oblate leaves...The
blue fades to green as the
season progresses (much like all
blues in the south)."