‘St Patrick’

Foliage dirty green in a site facing East, where it gets morning sun only but in a position facing South, it is a bright terracotta in Spring and terracotta red in winter. The colour most noticeable in April and May.

Wild-collected sport; found on Collin Mountain near Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, on St Patrick’s Day 1928 by Mr and Mrs J. W. Porter (Dundonald, County Down, Northern Ireland) as a sport on basal growth of a partly burnt plant.

Named after the patron saint of Ireland.