‘Monika’

❁ Red flowers, IX–XI, large; dark green foliage, tined grey in winter; open erect habit; height 46–60cm; spread 61–75cm. Flowers larger than, but not as dark as 'Red Star'.

Sport on 'Elsie Purnell'; found in 1981; introduced by Werner Stier (Wiesmoor, Germany) by 1987; submitted for plant breeders' rights in Germany on 27 August 1987; withdrawn on 13 March 1991.