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Northern Lights (Walters Gardens 84)

Photo by Carol Brashear

Northern Lights (Walters Gardens 84)

Photo by Carol Brashear

Northern Lights (Walters Gardens 84)

Photo by Narda Miller

'Northern Lights' is 30x14" with 24-30" scapes. This plant has proved very difficult to raise. It is not uncommon to have only 4 leaves after as many years. Zilis says that it is a collector's curiosity at best. Van Wade says that he cannot keep it stable. The leaves have a pure white center with none of the "misting" found in 'Northern Mist' variants, and wide blue-green margins which often feather their way toward the middle. They are broadly ovate with some waviness in the margins. The substance is average and there is a little corrugation. The plant came to us from Walters Gardens in 1984. It is a mutation from sieboldiana 'Elegans'.