Bengee (Harrison 99)

Photo by Carol Brashear

Schmid says that this plant is a chartreuse-to-yellow 'Tokudama'. The color is strongly influenced by both location and culture. It is a large plant and comes to us from Harrison/Bemis/Palmer prior to 1970. Leaves are crinkled and cupped; flowers are near-white. It is said that when mature the leaves resemble those of 'Aspen Gold'. It makes a good-sized clump and is fertile. An all-green 'Bengee' was sold in the early '90's. Also a bluish-green plant was labeled 'Bengee'. Neither of these were the correct plant.