‘Irish Salmon’

Salmon (H15) buds opening rose-pink (H7) flowers, XII–V; mid-grey-green foliage; open habit; height 46–60cm; spread 31–45cm.

Not as hardy as ‘Irish Dusk‘, with which it has been confused; found at the same place and time as ‘Irish Dusk‘.

Wild-collected; found on the north-western shore of Lough Carrowmore, County Mayo, Ireland, by David McClintock (Platt, Kent, England) on 7 April 1966; named by D. McClintock in 1970; introduced by John Letts (Foxhollow, Windlesham, Surrey) in 1970.

Name is an allusion to the flower colour.