‘Dark Star’

Semi-double crimson (H13) flowers, VIII–X; dark green foliage; neat, compact habit; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm. Much more showy than ‘Darkness‘, with brighter, redder flowers, but not as red as ‘Dark Beauty‘.

Sport on ‘Darkness‘; found by Ernst Stührenberg (Wiesmoor, Germany) in 1981; introduced in 1984.

Name probably a reference to its parent, and perhaps to flower shape.