Lilac-pink (H11) flowers, VIII–IX, in narrow, erect spikes; yellow foliage in summer, turning rusty red in winter; spreading, compact; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm. Very hardy.

Seedling; raised by Mrs Brita Johansson (Vargön, Sweden) from seed deliberately sown in 1983; this came from the same seed-lot as ‘Kerstin‘.

The name is Swedish, and come from the Thousand and one nights’ tale of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, “Open sesame!”.