‘Red Carpet’

Mauve (H2) flowers, VIII–IX; gold foliage in summer, changing to intense orange-red in winter; semi-prostrate; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm. A distinct improvement on ‘Golden Carpet‘ and ‘John F. Letts‘ for winter colour.

Raised by A. Taylor (Crowborough, Sussex, England); introduced by Denbeigh Heather Nurseries (Creeting St Mary, Ipswich, Suffolk) in 1975.

Name alludes to the foliage colour.