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Northern Mystery (Falstad NR)

Photo by Chris Wilhoite

Northern Mystery (Falstad NR)

Photo by Bill Meyer

'Northern Mystery' is a white-centered sport of sieboldiana 'Elegans' that has stabilized from the misted-center 'Northern Mist' (which see). It is a much better grower than 'Northern Lights', which is difficult even for serious collectors, and can form a highly attractive mound. It can be identified by the small amount of "misting" still present on some leaves, as compared to the perfectly solid white of 'Northern Lights', which came from a different sport than 'Northern Mist'. The center color is also not as bright and clean a white.