R. 'Cherries and Merlot'
For the foliage lovers, this unique hybrid has rich red coloration on the undersides of the leaves. It has been suggested that one should plant this one up on a bank or mound so the red color on the undersides of the leaves can be easily seen. The flowers are red, and the plant will bloom in April. A nice compact plant that will be the star of your garden! Hardy to zone 8.
· Hard to propagate – many cultivars do not root easily from cuttings, but at a reduced rate thus making the plant rare.
· Hard to find – these cultivars are hard to find in the first place, probably because they are hard to root from cuttings