‘Hardwick’s Rose’

Magenta (H14) flowers, VI–XI; dark green foliage; height 21–25cm; spread 46–60cm. A showy plant.

Thought to be a seedling, perhaps from ‘Startler‘ crossed with ‘Atrorubens‘; found by R. E. Hardwick (Newick, Sussex, England) in his nursery; introduced by Hardwicks Nursery before 1965.

Named after the finder, Ronald Eustace Hardwick (d. 1999; Bulletin of The Heather Society 5 (17): 13 (1999)), and the flower colour.