Year Introduced: 1974
Delightful, similar size and habit to its parent, but not quite as hardy, particularly when young. Young plants with their very thin stems will appreciate a little extra protection to get them through their first winter or two. Needs a rather more clement spot than most. Fabulous foliage plant that also flowers. This sport was discovered by Chris Brickell, (then Director of the Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Wisley), when visiting a National Trust garden in Devon called Sharpitor. He introduced the cultivar under this name. Although the garden is now called "Overbecks", under taxonomy rules, the cultivar name doesn't change.
The finest plants we have seen were in another internationally renowned National Trust Garden at Hidcote, where mature plants filled the box-edged beds in the fuchsia garden.
Tube: Thin, white with pink blush.
Sepals: Pale pink, apple green tip, slim. Held horizontally and recurved.
Corolla: Very pale lavender pink.
Foliage: Very small leaves, on short stalks, and lots of them. Mid green with a distinct edge of cream. Some very small leaves will have no chlorophyll at all.
Parentage: Sport of Mrs WP Wood.
|RHS AGM||RHS AGM|
|Small (1.5 - 3cm)||#|
|H3 (Min 1°C to -5°C)||#|