Fine old hybrid, first introduced in 1835, forms a very compact flat topped shrub. Olive Green leaves. Pink Flowers, cream inside, deep pink line down each petal, March-April. Very hardy and well worth growing, particularly in cold gardens.
Hardy in all but the coldest parts of Pacific Northwest and UK, France and northern Italy, around Bergen (Norway) and mildest parts of NE USA such as Cape Cod and parts of Long Island.