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paniculata ‘Barbara’ (de Belders, Belgium, in 1998)
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Syn. ‘Swan’  The name THE SWAN, licensed by Springfield Nurseries,Massachusetts.

A distinct cultivar characterized by its upright and outwardly arching plant habit; large lacy flower panicles; and panicles with large white sepals on sterile flowers with numerous small fertile flowers.

Van Gelderen says that the branches are weak and can hardly carry the panicles. Dirr observes that the ray-flowers have the largest sepals (to 3″ in diameter) that he has seen on any H. paniculata cultivar.  The sterile florets, primarily in 4’s, are composed of spatulate, concave, white sepals that do not overlap. Panicles are 10″ long and 6″ wide, dry well, and are useful for flower arrangements.

USPatent PP13606, : 02/25/2003

Gardens found in the 28 pre 2000 surveyed:   WR

Gardens found in the 10 surveyed in 2010:NAN

UKPlant Finder 2012: Not Listed.

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