‘Ronsdorf ‘

Lavender (RHS75A, H3) flowers, darker than ‘Charnwood Pink‘; X-IV;  habit more compact than ‘Charnwood Pink‘; foliage green.  Raised by Kurt Kramer in 2000.

Named after Georg Arends, of Wuppertal Ronsdorf, the renowned German plant breeder and nurseryman was the first to raise the hybrid.

® E.2007.04 registered 17 May 2007 by Kurt Kramer, Edewecht, Germany.

‘Charnwood Pink’

Pale pink (lilac (H4) deepening to shell-pink (H16)) flowers; mid-green foliage; tall, erect habit; height & spread 1m after 5 years. One of the clones from Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany), named after a borough in Loughborough, Leicestershire.

Toponym: Charnwood is the Loughborough borough in which the Halls’ garden is situated. The Borough of Charnwood is named after the ancient Charnwood Forest. The Oxford dictionary of English place names gives the mediaeval version of Charnwood as “Cernewoda” meaning “Wood in a rocky country”.

® E.2007:11 registered 1 August 2007 by Allen Hall, Nanpantan, Loughborough, Leicestershire.