‘Fritz Kircher’

♤ Purplish pink buds, fading to white at the base, in long spikes, VIII–XII; mid-green foliage; neat, compact, erect plant; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm. Considered to be an improvement on 'Marleen'.

Raised by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht-Süddorf, Germany) before 1993; submitted for plant breeders' rights in Germany on 30 November 1993; EU rights granted on 1 September 1997.

Named after Fritz Kircher, founder and President, Gesellschaft der Heidefreunde in honour of his 80th birthday.