‘Hookstone Rose’

Deep pink (H8) flowers, VII–X, very abundant; dark green foliage; height 31–45cm; spread 61–75cm. Flower colour is deeper than ‘St Keverne’ but paler than ‘Mrs D. F. Maxwell’.

Chance seedling, most likely from ‘Mrs. D.F. Maxwell’; found by G. Underwood at Hookstone Green Nursery (West End, Woking, Surrey, England); introduced by Underwood Bros, about 1946.

Named after the Underwoods’ nursery, and the flower colour.