Bismarck x williamsianum
(so williamsianum, catawbiense, caucasicum and unknown).
Hobbie, reg. Boer 1969
Gold Medal (Boskoop) 1969, AGM 2002
1.5m by 1.5m
10 year height/spread: 0.8m/0.8m
Flowers: open trusses of 6-8 red buds open to
widely campanulate pink flowers which fade to
pale creamy pink.
Dark leaves with purple petioles similar to
williamsianum but longer. Growth tighter and
more compact than most williamsianum hybrids.
Recognise by: the similarities to williamsianum in
foliage, but with longer leaves; the compact growth habit and the flowers.
Easy to root and grow, free flowering and compact.
Photo: Everard Daniel