‘Mrs D. F. Maxwell’

Deep rose-pink (H6/H7)flowers, VIII–X; dark green foliage; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm. Outstanding.

Wild-collected; found by Mr and Mrs D. F. Maxwell, while on honeymoon in 1923, ‘not many miles from Helston’ on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, England; introduced by Maxwell & Beale (Broadstone, Dorset) in 1925.

Named after Mrs Maxwell. Douglas Fyfe Maxwell married Esther Caroline De C. Eastlake at Langport, Somerset, in 1923. D. F. Maxwell was born in 1892 (see free bmd); died in 1963.