‘Joan Graham’

Flowers white to lilac (H4) with red /crimson petal edges turning brown; foliage green; habit  upright, large,self-branching.

Chance seeding; raised by M. Nicholson; found in a tray of seedlings set from capsules from ‘Mrs D. F. Maxwell‘; the other parent was possibly ‘Lyonesse‘. Outgrew the other 50 seedlings and was covered in flowers; bloomed for first time in September 2000.

Named after Mrs Nicholson (her maiden name). Registered on 1 February 2001 by Mr M. Nicholson.

‘Red Delight’

Flowers rose-pink (H7); VII-X; foliage: mid green; habit spreading; height 30cm; spread 50cm after 3 years pruned. The flower colour resembled ‘Birch Glow’ but the flowers are bigger.

Seedling raised by Kurt Kramer in 2003 from an unnamed seedling pollinated by ‘Birch Glow’; selected in 2011.

® E.2012:02  registered on 19 February 2012 by K. Kramer, Edewecht-Süddorf, Germany.

‘Highway One’

Flowers light pink (lavender pink); VIII-IX; foliage fairly dark green; very vigorous, erect, to 25cm across.

Selected chance seeding; found on Highway One in Fort Bragg, California, USA. Registered on 5 December 2003 by Homer C. Ferguson.

Named from the locality where it was found.

‘Birch Glow’

Deep bright rose-pink (H7) flowers, VIII–XI; dark green foliage; height 26–30cm; spread 46–60cm. Outstanding. Blooms two weeks later than others of similar colour.

Seedling; found by W. E. Th. Ingwersen (Birch Farm Nursery, Gravetye, East Grinstead, Sussex, England) by 1960; found in a row of ‘St Keverne‘ with ‘Mrs D. F. Maxwell‘ in the next row.

Named after W. Ingwersen’s nursery.


Shell-pink (H16) flowers, VIII–IX; mid-green foliage; vigorous bushy habit; height 31–45cm; spread 61–75cm. A nineteenth-century selection.

Listed by J. Smith (Monkwood Grove, near Ayr, Scotland); later with Maxwell & Beale (1925)

Named from carneus = flesh-coloured.


Pink flowers, VIII–X; dark green foliage; slow-growing ; height 31–45cm; spread 61–75cm.

Introduced by 1934.

Named after F. J. Chittenden (1873-1950), former editor of the Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, and Director of the Society’s Gardens, Wisley, Surrey.

‘Diana Hornibrook’

Deep rose-pink (H7) flowers, VIII–X; dark green foliage; height 21–25cm; spread 31–45cm. Outstanding.

Found by Murray Hornibrook (best-known for his books about dwarf and slow-growing conifers); introduced in Britain by 1946.

Named after the daughter of Murray Hornibrook.


Deep cerise (H6) flowers, VIII–X; mid-green foliage; height 26–30cm; spread 46–60cm. Outstanding.

Seedling; found at Fiddlestone Lodge, Burton in the Wirral, Cheshire, England, by J. E. B. (Edward) Plummer before 1959; named by Mr Plummer and introduced by Liverpool University Botanic Gardens, Ness, Cheshire.

Named after the finder’s house in the Wirral, Cheshire.

‘George Underwood’

Pink (H8) flowers, VIII–X; mid-green foliage; height 21–25cm; spread 46–60cm. Attractive plant.

Possible seedling; introduced by G. Underwood & Son (Hookstone Green Nursery, West End, Woking, Surrey, England) before 1960.

Named after George Underwood (d. 1960), proprietor of Hookstone Green Nursery