Parent: Diervilla sessilifolia
Category: Shrub - Deciduous
Zones: 4 to 8
Size: 2 to 3' tall and wide
Growth Rate: Moderate
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Variegated foliage, white to cream margins and dark green centers. Yellow flowers in summer. The stems turn red as they mature. Will spread by stolons and sucker but not considered invasive.
From a breeding experiment in 2004 by Peter Podaras and Landscape Plant Development Center at Cornell University. It was discovered as a naturally occurring branch mutation among seedlings of Diervilla sessilifolia in an outdoor nursery trial bed.
I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Rare Find in December 2011 and planted it in the 'Big Trees and Birds' garden. It struggled and in spring 2013 died from fertilizer burn.