‘December Red’

Pink (H8) flowers darkening to heliotrope (H12), XII–II; mid-green foliage; vigorous spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Seedling; raised by C. R. Roots (nureryman); on trial at the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens, Wisley, in February 1966.

Named from the flowers and flowering month. Plants of 'December Red' '... may also have been distributed under the names 'Pirbright Rose' and 'Springwood Rose' ... and also under the name Springwood Pink - dark flowered form ...'.