Predominant Flower Color: Pink
Flower/Truss Description: Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 3" to 3¾" across, slightly fragrant, purplish pink at margins and shading to a very pale purple center with a orange speckled flare. Held in dome-shaped truss of 10 flowers.
Fragrant: Yes slightly
Foliage Description / Plant Habit: Leaves narrowly elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 5" to 6" long, slightly convex, retained 2-3 years. Dense, spreading shrub.
Height: 3 feet in 10 years.
Cold Hardiness Temp: -15°F (
Parentage (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent):
Essex Scarlet x
fortunei, Nearing hardy selection
Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): E
Hybridized or Selected by: Shapiro
Registration Reference: ARS 933