❁ Pink (H8) flowers, VII–IX; gold foliage from spring to early autumn then turning greenish gold; compact; height 10–15cm; spread 21–25cm.
Sport on ‘J. H. Hamilton‘; found about 1982 by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht-Süddorf, Germany) and Tessa Forbes; introduced by Plaxtol Nurseries (Platt, Kent, England) in 1988.
Named after the Ukrainian city which was the site of a nuclear disaster in the 1980s. This cultivar may be sold under a different name ‘Gold Hamilton’ which may be treated as a trade designation.