Available in nurseries in UK and Europe.
A species introduced from China in 1892. Also reported to be in Kyushu(Tsushima), Korea, Manchuria, Northern China, Amur and Ussuri.
Variable in colour in the wild.
Parent of many garden hybrids.

Quite a useful garden plant but not outstanding.
Has a creeping rootstock so needs careful placing as it can overwhelm other cultivars. Best planted in an area where it can spread on its own.

Medium – 61-80cm

Late – after July 31st

colour Light purple
shape Trullate
density Moderately dense
density of flowers     Dense
Colour Light green
Nodes Colour Green
Matt and coarse