Bloom color is often spectacular. The photos don’t do it justice. It has a velvety sheen that is lost when photographed. Very easily propagated from cuttings, so that will please nurseries who adopt it into their inventory. It is also very quick to form a mature shrub from a small rooted cutting, which should appeal to the gardener.
Bred by Paul Barden (United States, 2006).
Note: The color is predominately dark red though russet overtones may appear at certain seasonal times.