|Foliage:||deep green on top, greyish-green below, sharply toothed, bronzy-red when young|
|Flowers:||dark pink - carmine, rounded corymbs, VII & VIII-X|
Sunny location, dry - medium moist, well-drained, medium rich, acid - slightly alkaline garden soil.
Tolerates pruning. First pruning is before leaves emerges to promote abundant flowering - prune 1/3 of the shrub. Second pruning is after flowering in July (remove old flowers) for repeated flowering in Autumn.