Wonderful dark red flowers with darker spotting during late May to early June. These can fade to deep pink in strong sun. Great dark green foliage on a sturdy upright plant. Good for hedging and screening. It is also heat and sun tolerant, and very hardy. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. A popular hardy hybrid which is suitable for a sunny, shrub border with humus-rich, acid soil or a large container filled with ericaceous compost. Avoid planting too deeply. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of leaf mould around the base of the plant each spring.
- Full sun or partial shade
- Moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
- Average rate of growth
- Flowers in April and May
- Fully hardy