♤ Beetroot (H9) buds IX–XI; dark green foliage; broad, somewhat spreading and open habit; height 21–25cm; spread 31–45cm. Redder than ‘Marleen‘, but less so than ‘Alexandra’.
Sport on ‘Marleen‘; introduced by H. Hoekert (Oldebroek, Netherland) by 1988.
Name alludes to the flower form and colour. This name was also used as a synonym for Calluna vulgaris ‘Rose Bud’. Kramer (15 June 1997 ms) listed it also as a synonym for ‘Marlies’.