Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 3-5 ft (0.9-1.5 m) in 10 years, compact, mounding habit. Leaves variegated green and yellow in central bands. Flowers 4.5- to 5 cm across, frilly edges, given as pale lilac pink, mauve or lavender, with brownish-yellow flecks on a paler blotch; 9-14 flowers per, relatively small, cluster.
- -15°F, mid-late, 3/4-5/4 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].
- Developed (found?) by Dietrich G. Hobbie,Westerstede/Linswege, Germany, 1955. Its origin is unclear, it is variously reported as a chance seedling or sport of either R. catawbiense or R. ponticum.