"Deep, bluish-green, leathery foliage and 14” pure white wide lace cap blooms make for a stunning combination in any setting. This beautiful native selection stands tall and never flops, even with its massive blooms. It’s an upright, yet bushy plant that will stop anyone walking past with the display of truly incredible blooms and stout and sturdy stature." -- North Creek Nurseries
Easy to grow and versatile. It will tolerate full sun if the soil is consistently moist, and will withstand extended dry spells with ease if grown in part-shade. Unlike the straight species, its form is compact and the stems are robust. If however pruning is desired, it can be done from fall to late winter without affecting bloom performance because its flowers emerge on new growth.
This selection was found by Frederick H. Ray, former horticulture professor at Delaware Valley College in Pennsylvania from a batch of seedlings given to him by Joan Haas.
U.S. Plant Patent PP24,783 was filed by Plants Nouveau, and granted on October 19th, 2014.