Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, upright growing, 4 ft (1.2 m) in 10 years. Leaves narrowly obovate, apiculate apex, rounded base, 12 cm long, twisted downward, dark green, retained 3 years. Flower widely funnel-campanulate, 10 cm across, vivid purplish-red (some say hard-pink), held in ball-shaped clusters of 10 flowers.
- -15° F, mid, quality rating 4-5/5/4-53 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].
- Developed by Harold Greer, Eugene, Oregon,
- Oregon State Univ. campus: northeast corner Kerr Administration, planted 2010.