Lavender (H3) flowers, VIII–IX; gold foliage in summer, turning orange, then fiery red in winter; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm. More free-flowering than ‘Robert Chapman’.
Found by J. W. Sparkes (Beechwood Nursery, Beoley, Redditch, Worcestershire, England); introduced by J. W. Sparkes in 1963.
Name is nn allusion to the changing foliage colours. The name should not be hyphenated (as in List [no date, c. 1975], G. P. Vickers (Sheffield)).