‘Sir John Charrington’

Deep lilac-pink (H11) flowers, VIII–X; the foliage changes with the seasons: red in winter, bronze in spring, gold in summer, and shoots tipped with scarlet in autumn; broad upright habit; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm.

Raised by J. W. Sparkes (Beechwood Nursery, Beoley, Redditch, Worcestershire, England); introduced by J. W. Sparkes in 1966. Named on the occasion of a lunch at the RHS Gardens Wisley on 30 July 1966 to celebrate Sir John’s birthday.

Named after the then President of The Heather Society on the occasion of his 80th birthday.