Ruby (H5) flowers; V-VII; dark green foliage; neat compact habit; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm. Recommended where ‘William Buchanan‘ is considered too vigorous.
Seedling; raised by W. Buchanan (Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland) before 1960; introduced by Inshriach Nursery (Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland) and named after the nursery’s owner Jack Drake. The plant is generally regarded as being a hybrid.
Named after Major J. H. Drake, proprietor of Inshriach Nursery, Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland.