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Lavender Stocking (Sugita/Ruh 98)

Photo by Carol Brashear

Lavender Stocking (Sugita/Ruh 98)

Photo by Charles Tuttle

Lavender Stocking (Sugita/Ruh 98)

Photo by Kathie Sisson

In 1998 'Lavender Stocking' was named, introduced and registered by Pete Ruh. It is a cross of kiyosumiensis and pycnophylla, made by Sugita. The registration materials indicate it grows to be 43" in diameter and 20" high and the size of the broadly ovate and rounded based leaf is 13 x 7.5". The leaves are a medium green with a slightly rippled margin. Very shiny on top, the leaf has 13 pairs of prominent veins and a glaucous bloom underneath. It is moderately twisted, lightly folded, and lightly wavy. The 31" high scape has inflorescence leaves. The pale lavender striped bell-shaped blooms appear midseason. Viable seed develops inside dark green pods.