Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, upright, large, 6 ft (1.8 m). Leaves large (ca. 15 by 5 cm), elliptic, acute, dull dark green, brownish or silvery below, heavy texture. Flowers dark red with black/brown spotting, bell-shaped (tubular campanulate), 5.5 cm wide, cone-shaped truss.
- 5°F, early, 4/4/4 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)]. Part shade, a good warm weather variety, give shelter from wind, seems to be fairly resistant to root weevils. Vigorous and easy to grow.
- A cross of R. arboreum × 'Moser's Maroon'
- Oregon State Univ. campus: southeast corner of Covell Hall