Oval shaped, deep green leaves with scattered fine hairs are held on rigid stout stems up to a height of around 45 cms or so in around 10 years. Flowers are produced in early spring at the stem tips in dense clusters. These are open mouthed, colour is a nice deep pink. Suitable for the smaller rock garden or shaded area in acid soil. The evergreen nature of these shrubs adds backbone to the garden especially throughout the winter months.