The most recent addition to the popular ‘Annabelle’ series, and just like the others, this one has characteristically strong stems and large flower heads. The difference, however, is the colour of the flowers. The backs of the petals are a rich shade of raspberry, so when the flowers are just starting to unfurl from bud, the overall impression is of quite a strong pink, however as the upper surface of the petals is paler, the overall colouring is softer when the flowers have opened fully. Over the course of the summer the colour becomes even paler, and eventually the big heads take on a green hue. The flowers form on both new and old wood, which means that the plant can bloom for a really long period from early summer. This makes it an invaluable addition to the mixed or shrub border – as well as a large patio pot.