Predominant Flower Color: Red
Flower/Truss Description: Tubular campanulate, deep red to crimson-scarlet, with dark red nectar pouches. Flat truss of 8-12 flowers.
Very Early to Early Midseason
Foliage Description: Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, up to 7" long, margins often recurved, bristly.
Plant Habit: Shrub or small tree, often rounded and symmetrical
Height: 4 feet in 10 years.
Cold Hardiness Temp: 0°F (
Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): E
Sub Genus: Hymenanthes
Sub Section: Maculifera
Geographical Origin: China (NE Yunnan, Sichuan)