R. cerasinum

“Coals of Fire” is the nickname for this rhodie with dark black-red bell-shaped blooms.  If you place the plant so that the morning or afternoon sun shines through the blooms, they will seem to glow.

The forebears of this well-behaved, nicely rounded, relatively “dainty” shrub live in Tibet, where we enjoyed their splendor.

It has medium-sized leaves and its lax truss will hold three to five flowers.

In ten years, it can grow to four feet and is hardy to zero degrees Fahrenheit.