AUTUMN JOY A hybrid, S. spectabile _ S. telephium, with autumn flowers generally described as dark pink to orange-brown or coppery red. [S. purpureum (L.) Schultes 'Autumn Joy', 'Herbstfreude'] Appeared in Europe in 1955; it is a hybrid, S. telephium _ S. spectabile. Like S. spectabile but smaller in habit; the flowers lack stamens and the waxy-blue leaves have fewer teeth.
A hybrid with s. spectabile as a parent. A low-growing form with purplish leaves and dark purplish red flowers. Arose in Europe in 1960 as a cross between s. cauticola and s. telephium.
Low-growing. Leaves waxy blue-purple. Flowers soft rose pink. A hybrid, s. telephium subsp. maximum 'Atropurpureum' _ 'Ruby Glow'. Int. c.1970 by Joe Elliott, uk, and named after the lady in whose garden it appeared. Given an award of merit by the rhs in 1972.