♤Bud-flowering (Knospenblüher); buds lilac (H8): IX-XI; foliage dark green; habit after 3 years to 10cm tall, 30cm across.

Deliberately raised cross made and selected by Kurt Kramer; Knospenzwerg 14 (11-58-14).

® C.2016:02 Registered on 21st February 2016 by Kurt Kramer, Edewecht, Germany.

‘Flaming Silver’

Flowers lavender; VIII-IX; foliage grey foliage with yellow and flame coloured young shoots; habit upright. A sport found on ‘Silver Knight‘, at Twin Acre Nursery, near Knutsford, Cheshire.

‘Frieda’ {Gardengirls®}

♤ Bud-flowering H11 (lilac-pink), (Knospenblüher); IX-XII; foliage dark green, with mid-green new growth; habit upright; height 30cm; spread 25cm after 3 years (pruned). Late-flowering seedling (07-40-1) raised in 2007 and selected in 2009.

® C.2012:01 registered on 19 February 2012 by K. Kramer, Edewecht-Süddorf, Germany.

‘Frischgrime Kircher’

♤ Bud-bloomer; lilac; IX-XI; foliage mid-green; habit broad, upright.

Sport on ‘Fritz Kircher‘, found on 1 November 1999 at Kurt Kramer’s nursery. Registered on 26 July 2003 by Kurt Kramer.

‘Freya’ {Gardengirls®}

♤ Flowers-buds blue-violet (H3 lavender), 4mm long, 1.5mm across; IX-X; foliage dark green with mid-green new growth; habit upright; height 30cm; spread 25cm after 3 years (pruned).
PBR granted 27 April 2011. Deliberately raised seedling in October 2005 by Helmut Hiedl; selected in October 2006. ® C.2014.02: registered on 9 January 2014 by Helmut Hiedl, Altrusried-Krugzell, Germany.


Mauve (H2) flowers, VIII–IX; pale straw-coloured foliage in summer, turning orange in winter; compact; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm.

Found by J. W. Sparkes (Beechwood Nursery, Beoley, Redditch, Worcestershire, England); introduced by J. W. Sparkes about 1966.


‘Falling Star’

White flowers, VIII–IX; grey green foliage; upright; height 31–45cm; spread 31–45cm.


Mauve (H2) flowers, VIII–IX; dark green foliage, tinted red and yellow in summer; erect, compact plant with many coloured young shoots; height 31–45cm; spread 31–45cm.

Seedling growing near ‘Mullion‘ with ‘Boskoop‘ and ‘Robert Chapman‘; found at Baumschule (Hoyerhagen, Bremen, Germany) by Jürgen Krebs in 1983.

The German name means firework pertaining to the variegated foliage.

f. hirsuta

Several clones are grown under this collective cultivar name which should be described as var. hirsuta. The one common factor is that the cultivar will have downy grey foliage with mauve flowers; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm.


Amethyst (H1) flowers, X–XI; dark green foliage; spreading, erect habit; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm. Recommended for late flowers.

Wild-collected; found on Sunningdale Golf Course, Surrey, England, by J. F. Letts (Westwood Road, Windlesham, Surrey); introduced by J. F. Letts in 1969.

Name pertains to the late flowering period.